Diaspora through Identity Texts A Tri-Autoethnography from the Perspective of Three Educators Negotiating Identity and Language in various Diasporic Communities in Canada

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Tazin Ahmed
Sophia Lighbourn
Amanda Anderson


This tri-autoethnography explores the complexity of teacher identity of three educators and how they negotiate language and identity within various diasporas within Canada. Each writer presents a brief narrative to illustrate how their identities do not remain constant but shift and are in conflict as they take up new positions in their various imagined communities. Given our positionalities, we decided that a tri-autoethnography would be the most useful genre to represent our lived experiences.

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Ahmed, T., Lighbourn, S., & Anderson, A. (2018). Diaspora through Identity Texts. SFU Educational Review, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.21810/sfuer.v11i1.605