The Intersectionality of gender, sexuality, race, and native-speakerness: Investigating ELT teacher identity through duoethnography
In this presentation and workshop, we will first briefly present data and findings related to our article “The Intersectionality of gender, sexuality, race, and native-speakerness: Investigating ELT teacher identity through duoethnography” (Lawrence & Nagashima, 2020). In this paper we explore the critical role of context and how different aspects of our identities intersect to influence both our personal and professional identities.
After this presentation we will lead participants in a workshop that will provide a step-by-step guide to the duoethnographic method. This aims to give interested researchers practical knowledge and insights into the process of carrying out a duoethnographic research project, so that by the end of the workshop attendees will feel fully equipped to begin their own projects. After the workshop there will be ample time for Q&A, in which participants can seek clarification and voice their concerns. We will also share our insights into lessons learned from the trials and errors of our own experiments with this still-emerging, innovative, exciting methodology.
Luke Lawrence is a lecturer of English language in the Faculty of Sociology in Toyo University, Japan. His research interests revolve around the intersections of various aspects of identity, with a focus on issues related to native-speakerism. He has published in the Journal of Language, Identity & Education, ELT Journal and Applied Linguistics Review amongst others. He is also the co-editor of “Duoethnography in English Language Teaching: Research, reflection and classroom application” published by Multilingual Matters.
Yuzuko Nagashima works at Yokohama City University in Japan. Her research interests include language teacher identities in relation to gender and sexuality, translingualism, and critical and feminist pedagogy in ELT.