Re-Telling Our Stories

Critical Autoethnographic Narratives

  • Gresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs
  • Silvia Bénard Calva

Part of the Imagination and Praxis book series (IPCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Theory of Critical Autoethnography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Autoethnography as Pedagogy (Or How it Teaches)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. David Castillo-Arceo
      Pages 33-50
    3. Gresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs
      Pages 51-67
    4. Jennifer Sink Mccloud
      Pages 69-84
    5. Gresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs
      Pages 85-101
  4. Observing the Self as Vulnerable other

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Kelly Munly, Gresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs, Carl Sheusi
      Pages 105-122
    3. Silvia Bénard Calva
      Pages 123-131
    4. Dyanis Popova
      Pages 133-143
    5. Jen Henderson
      Pages 145-147
  5. Multiculturalism Critical Autoethnography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Pamela C. Smart-Smith
      Pages 151-161
    3. Rong Chang
      Pages 163-172
    4. Dyanis Popova
      Pages 173-185
    5. M. M. Rose-Mccully
      Pages 187-201
    6. María de la Luz Luévano-Martínez
      Pages 203-217
    7. Dyanis Popova
      Pages 219-230
    8. Lisa Wever
      Pages 231-242
    9. Mae Hey
      Pages 243-244
    10. Gresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs
      Pages 245-258

About this book


This book presents the collaborative work of two professors, one in Mexico and the other in the United States, and their respective students, participants in a Ph.D. course called “Critical Autoethnography.” The chapters emerged from virtual conversations as doctoral students and professors examined the intersections between critical pedagogy and autoethnography. They problematized the cultural and theoretical intersections between the participants in both countries, questioning whether their differences were causes or results of power and privilege. They used dialogue as inquiry to interrogate the theoretical perspectives that framed their prior experiences. They realized that these perspectives reflected their cultures, and that although they often intersected, they diverged at times. The fluidity of the learning experience shaped the chapters that form the book sections, including the theory and the praxis, or exemplars, of performing critical autoethnography. Each author explores personal experiences or events through the lens of critical pedagogy, underscoring the problematization of the cultural and societal context that shaped their actions, in particular as they performed in racial, ethnic, and religious settings that reflected power and privilege. The two professors served as editors and authors, as they engaged in constant iterative peer review and dialogue. Both the Mexican and the United States perspectives are reflected throughout the book, and it is this global perspective that separates this book from others that deal with similar topics.


Critical autoethnography Autoethnography Critical pedagogy Alternative research methodologies Narrative Poetry Qualitative inquiry Arts-based inquiry

Editors and affiliations

  • Gresilda A. Tilley-Lubbs
    • 1
  • Silvia Bénard Calva
    • 2
  1. 1.Virginia TechUSA
  2. 2.Universidad Autónoma de AguascalientesMexico

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