Thinking Beyond Compliance: Using Duoethnography to Reconceptualize the Role of Disability in Higher Education
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

This duoethnography facilitated researchers’ engagement in a dialogic exploration of the barriers and facilitators of disability disclosure in graduate school experiences, and how those factors are shaped by context. Duoethnography can prompt self-reflexive and transformative learning, but given the method’s emerging nature, has been used sparsely in disability studies research (Abes & Zahneis, 2020; Nusbaum & Sitter, 2016; Gibbons & Gibbons, 2016; Norris et al., 2012). In this presentation, we will discuss the selection of duoethnography for the present method, its benefits and drawbacks, and present our findings relevant to disability disclosure. For the interactive component of the presentation, we will invite participants to engage in a duoethnography roleplaying exercise in which participants will be grouped into breakout rooms to review and role play vignettes. The large group will reconvene to discuss unique knowledge participants gained from the dialogue in relation to types of information they might expect to learn using other methodologies.

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