SIG in Autoethnography

Call for Participation

Autoethnography Special Interest Group (SIG): Autoethnography and the Materials of Resistance

15thInternational Congress of Qualitative Inquiry


All are invited to attend/participate in the following:

  • Materials of Resistance: Papers and Performances and Collaborative Workshops: Wednesday, May 15 from 9 am – 3 pm.
  • Submitted paper and panel sessionssponsored by the Autoethnography SIG on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 (see the 2019 ICQI call for papers and participation for more information).

 Keeping in mind the theme of this year’s ICQI gathering, Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Resistance, this year the Autoethnography SIG will focus on the material nature of resistance.  For example, how do objects become politically active and change the world How do bodies—including those not assumed to have political agency—obstruct, challenge and resist in the realm of politics? How do ways of making, design and technologies of representation help us foreground, interrogate, and imagine a politics of resistance and critical qualitative inquiry?  Our SIG day will be a chance to come together to explore these questions and more by participating in the following events and activities:

Wednesday, May 15: Materials of Resistance Papers/Performances and Workshops

Materials of Resistance Sessions, 9:00-12:30 

These sessions feature collaborations between established and emerging autoethnographers, objects, embodiments, material practices and technologies of resistance.

Tony Adams

Bryant Keith Alexander

Kakali Bhattacharya

Devika Chawla

Norman Denzin

Marcelo Diversi, Ken Gale, Claudio Moreiera, and Jonathan Wyatt

Sandra Faulkner

Craig Gingrich-Philbrook

Anne Harris and Stacy Holman Jones

Fetaui Iosefo and Joshua Iosefo

Amber Johnson

Fiona Murray

Ron Pelias

Elyse Pineau

Chris Poulos

David Purnell

Rosemary Reilly

Tami Spry

Deanna Shoemaker

These presentations/performances will be brief to allow ample time for discussion.

Collaborative Workshops 1:30-3:00


Following the ‘Materials of Resistance’ sessions, we will convene three workshops focusing on the following approaches/issues/topics:

  • Matters of Resistance: Objects, Bodies and Thingamajigs,led by Fiona Murray, University of Edinburgh
  • Poetic Collage as Resistance,led by Sandra Faulkner, Bowling Green State University
  • Fantastical Materiality: Art-full Pedagogy in ‘Scienceland’ facilitated by Elyse Pineau, Southern Illinois University


Autoethnography SIG-Sponsored Papers, Performances, or Panels

Please submit abstracts for individual papers, performances or panels via the following link:

Be sure to indicate that you would like your submission to be considered as part of the Autoethnography SIG programming.

Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts is January 15, 2019.