On Studying Ourselves and Others
edited by Tony E. Adams & Stacy Holman Jones

(editors' introduction)

Performing Identity, Critical Reflexivity, and Community: The Hopeful Work of Studying Ourselves and Others     [pdf]
Tony E. Adams & Stacy Holman Jones


(I)dentities: Considering Accountability, Reflexivity, and Intersectionality in the I and the We    [pdf]
Bernadette Marie Calafell

Seeking Care: Mindfulness, Reflexive Struggle, and Puffy Selves in Bullying   [pdf]
Keith Berry

Once Upon a Time: Looking to the Ecstatic Past for Queer Futurity    [pdf & video]
Julie Cosenza

Notes from a Pretty Straight Girl: Questioning Identities in the Field   [pdf]
Sandra L. Faulkner

Finding "Home" in/through Latinidad Ethnography: Experiencing Community in the Field with "My People"    [pdf]
Wilfredo Alvarez

Collaborative Intersectionality: Negotiating Identity, Liminal Spaces, and Ethnographic Research    [pdf]
Brielle Plump & Patricia Geist-Martin

Blackgirl Blogs, Auto/ethnography, and Crunk Feminism    [pdf]
Robin M. Boylorn

Listening for Echoes: Hypertext, Performativity, and Online Narratives of Grief    [pdf]
Kurt Lindemannn

<notes on contributors>

» Tony E. Adams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University. He is the author of Narrating the Closet: An Autoethnography of Same Sex Desire (2011), and co-editor, with Stacy Holman Jones and Carolyn Ellis, of the Handbook of Autoethnography (2013).

» Wilfredo Alvarez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University. He teaches in the areas of intercultural, interpersonal and group communication, leadership, and communication theory. In his research, he studies how communication processes are put in practice to create, sustain and resist micro and macro level systems of group-level discrimination and social inequality in U.S. society.

» Keith Berry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida. He uses ethnographic methods and phenomenology to examine identity negotiation as it occurs across diverse relational scenes. He has published in journals such as Qualitative Inquiry and International Journal of Qualitative Methods, and in books such as the Handbook of Autoethnography.

» Robin M. Boylorn is Assistant Professor of Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication at the University of Alabama. Her research focuses on social identity, diversity and black feminism. Her first book, Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience, combines those themes. She has been blogging since 2010 as a member of the Crunk Feminist Collective

» Bernadette Marie Calafell (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver.

» Julie Cosenza is a doctoral student at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale where she focuses on pedagogy and performance studies and explores the intersections of disability and queerness. This was a final project in Craig Gingrich-Philbrook’s seminar on queer theory and performance. Special thanks to Sandy Pensoneau-Conway for editorial support.

» Sandra L. Faulkner is an Associate Professor of Communication at Bowling Green State University. Her poetry appears in Qualitative Inquiry, Women & Language, and Northwoods. Dancing girl press published her chapbook, Hello Kitty Goes to College. She lives in NW Ohio with her partner, their warrior girl, and a rescue mutt.

» Patricia Geist-Martin is a Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University where she teaches organizational communication, health communication, ethnographic research methods, and gendering organizational communication. Her research interests focus on narrative and negotiating identity, voice, ideology, & control in organizations, particularly in health and illness. She has published three books, Communicating Health: Personal, Political, and Cultural Complexities (2004) (with Eileen Berlin Ray and Barbara Sharf), Courage of Conviction: Women's Words, Women's Wisdom (1997) (with Linda A. M. Perry), and Negotiating the Crisis: DRGs and the Transformation of Hospitals (1992) (with Monica Hardesty). She has published over 60 articles and book chapters covering a wide range of topics related to gender, health, and negotiating identities.

» Stacy Holman Jones is an Associate Professor in the Department of California State University, Northridge. She is co-editor with Tony E. Adams and Carolyn Ellis of the Handbook of Autoethnography and author of Kaleidoscope Notes: Writing Women’s Music and Organizational Culture (1998) and Torch Singing: Performing Resistance and Desire from Edith Piaf to Billie Holiday (2007). She has published essays in Text and Performance Quarterly, Qualitative Inquiry, Cultural Studies↔Critical Methodologies, and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography.

» Kurt Lindemann Kurt Lindemann is an Associate Professor of Communication at San Diego State University. This piece is part of a longer critical memoir and performance project titled Don’t Say Goodbye Without Leaving. He chronicles his continuing search for the last person to see his brother alive at Long Canyon Lost.

» Brielle Plump is a graduate student at San Diego State University. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Davis. Her research interests are in health communication and critical-cultural studies.

Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies (issn: 1557-2935)

editor-in-chief: Michael LeVan (University of South Florida)
the city editor: Daniel Makagon (DePaul University)
digital horizons editors: Craig Gingrich-Philbrook (Southern Illinois University) and Daniel (Jake) Simmons
   (Angelo State University)
performance & pedagogy editor: Keith Nainby (California State University Stanislaus)

banner photo/design ("push for service") by Michael LeVan

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