Diaspora through Identity Texts

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

  • Tazin Ahmed Simon Fraser University
  • Sophia Lighbourn Simon Fraser University
  • Amanda Anderson Simon Fraser University
Keywords: imagined communities, teacher identity, autoethnography, identity text, diaspora, renegotiation


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.

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