The emergent researcher: one woman's journey into the academy

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Zavros, Agli. 2010. "The emergent researcher: one woman's journey into the academy." Jeffery, Peter L. (ed.) AARE 2009: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2009: Inspiring Innovative Research in Education. Canberra, Australia 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2009 Canberra, Australia.
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The emergent researcher: one woman's journey into the academy

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AuthorZavros, Agli
EditorsJeffery, Peter L.
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the AARE Conference 2009: Inspiring Innovative Research in Education
Number of Pages28
Year2010
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.aare.edu.au/09pap/zav091521.pdf
Conference/EventAARE 2009: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2009: Inspiring Innovative Research in Education
Event Details
AARE 2009: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2009: Inspiring Innovative Research in Education
Event Date
29 Nov 2009 to end of 03 Dec 2009
Event Location
Canberra, Australia
Abstract

This paper is written from the autoethnographer’s perspective. It explores my journey into the Academy. In the paper I narrate aspects of my life pathways and experiences associated with markers of identity such as race, ethnicity, language, class and gender. As a white (or a category of white) Greek-Cypriot, bilingual, working class woman I have been engaged with and have participated within the Australian education system as a student, teacher, teacher educator and educational researcher. My experiences inform: 'that which I was', 'that which I am', 'that which I am not' and 'that which I am becoming'. Drawing on my experiences and observations I examine notions of efficacy, agency and care.

Keywordscultural assimilation; race relations; education system
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
440107. Social and cultural anthropology
470207. Cultural theory
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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