We Cannot Do This Work Without Being Who We Are: Researching and Experiencing Academic Selves

  • Sarah Loch
  • Alison L. Black
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods book series (PSERM)


Loch and Black use their chapter to potently question what counts as research and the work of researchers. Powerful connections between professional and personal experiences and knowledge are produced, assembled and made public using aesthetic methodologies of story, poetry and image. Throughout their chapter, Loch and Black explore research through relationship and assert that it is they, the researchers, who decide what research is or might be. Their compelling chapter invites other researchers to consider who they are in their research and how their stories can matter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah Loch
    • 1
  • Alison L. Black
    • 2
  1. 1.International Research Centre of Youth FuturesUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationUniversity of the Sunshine CoastMaroochydoreAustralia

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