Reflections of a black woman practitioner-researcher

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Morgan, M. 2018. Reflections of a black woman practitioner-researcher. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 15 (2-3), pp. 305-316. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1430015
AuthorsMorgan, M.
Abstract

Poetry as a tool for research reflectivity is used in this article to explore the individual and personal experience of a black woman researcher-practitioner, working and studying in two white male-dominated organisations—the British Prison Service and a university institution. The discussion will trace how she reconciled her multiple identities and how these identities shaped her perception of her gender-racial group, prison culture, and university culture. An interpretive creative poem that reflects the author’s attempt at capturing the essence of her experience as a prison service employee is presented. The author then examines an excerpt from her journal alongside an in-depth qualitative interview extract and discusses her interpretive comments. The article discusses the issues related to the author’s outsider-within position, a result of her gender and racial minority status, and highlights how poetry allowed her to articulate the anxiety and tension caused by her multiple identities.

JournalQualitative Research in Psychology
Journal citation15 (2-3), pp. 305-316
ISSN1478-0887
Year2018
PublisherTaylor & Francis
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1430015
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2018.1430015
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Online12 Feb 2018
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Deposited05 Nov 2019
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Copyright informationThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Qualitative Research in Psychology on 12/02/2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14780887.2018.1430015.
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