“Shared narratives: How personal stories of otherness define our professional trajectories and relationships”

Dureshahwar Lughmani

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As teachers and researchers, our personal narratives define our professional boundaries in this culturally polarized world. "Researchers have a story to tell about themselves as well as their work" (Ladson Billings, 1995: 470). These stories may reveal who we are as researchers and educators (Carter, 1993; Paterson and Neumann, 1995). We may not be aware of our projection of "otherness" of others when we interact with colleagues and students from different cultures to ours. Those who are perceived as "other" may be stereotyped having a "native" point of view and considered as biased irrespective of their dynamic global histories (Banks 1992; Narayan, 1993: 677). This paper will explore the dilemmas and crossroads I have faced as an educator and researcher that shaped my global educational identity and "global imagination" (Rizvi 2014: 124).
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2022
EventWriting Roundtable 2022: FLUX - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (ELC), Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 20 May 202220 May 2022


CompetitionWriting Roundtable 2022
Abbreviated titleWR2022
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
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  • position pedagogy
  • global imagination
  • metaphors of non-dominant cultures
  • knowledge claims
  • deficit theorizing

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