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Where are you from?” Shifting Identity Interrogation for Interpersonal and Social Transformative Learning

October 22, 2016 @ 10:45 am - December 13, 2016 @ 12:15 pm

XII International Transformative Learning Network Conference, Engaging at the Intersections:

Where are you from?” “Where are you really from?” “What is your background?” “What is your story?” I call this Identity Interrogation (II), the commonplace experience for me, a Black African woman, of being asked biographical questions by strangers. This paper examines through analytic autoethnography, the meta-question: At the intersection of worlds of difference colliding, what are the transformative possibilities? I make propositions, including that the experience of II can be shifted through Relational Connection.


October 22, 2016 @ 10:45 am
December 13, 2016 @ 12:15 pm


Tacoma, WA United States