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A Visual Autoethnography of a PhD Journey

Williams, Clare (2022) A Visual Autoethnography of a PhD Journey. Amicus Curiae, 3 (2). pp. 391-408. (KAR id:93821)

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Responding to a paucity of research student autoethnography in the law school, this piece introduces a visual autoethnographic resource in the form of an online, interactive computer game that describes my PhD ‘journey’. It explores the relevance and impact of how we do, talk, and think about our research projects on their success and on our wellbeing as researchers. It invites us to pay attention to the metaphors we use, identifying how these might empower or undermine, and offers an alternative framing that might support research students, especially those with disabilities in a wider context of shrinking support.

Item Type: Article
Projects: Beyond Embeddedness: Rethinking an Economic Sociology of Law
Additional information: Dr Williams gratefully acknowledges the ESRC-SeNSS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship which has funded this work.
Uncontrolled keywords: autoethnography, visualization, metaphor, student resource, legal research
Subjects: K Law
L Education
N Visual Arts
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Clare Williams
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2022 06:17 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2022 15:57 UTC
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