We are stronger together: reflective testimonios of female scholars of color in a research and writing collective

Melissa A. Martinez, Danielle J. Alsandor, Laura J. Cortez, Anjale D. Welton, Aurora Chang

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Abstract

In this paper, five female scholars of color utilize the method of testimonio (testimony) to document their individual lived experiences as members of a three-year long research and writing collective. This collective served as a space of liberation from the dominant discourses and practices the women were experiencing in the academy. Each testimonio presents themes related to: shared struggles, friendship, trust and vulnerability, a sense of give and take, and their commitment to each other and the group. It is hoped these reflective testimonios (testimonies) contribute to the existing literature citing the benefits of such collaborations among female scholars and also encourages and guides other female academicians to develop their own research and writing collectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-95
Number of pages11
JournalReflective Practice
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2015

Keywords

  • collaborative research
  • female faculty of color
  • female scholars
  • reflection
  • writing groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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