Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship: Elizabeth Ettorre

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Professor (Emerita) Elizabeth Ettorre has been awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship to study "Writing the self, the other and the social: Using Autoethnography as a feminist method of 'Sensitising the I'

Abstract: Narrative ‘writing the self’ has been an important method for feminists for a number of years. As a form of autobiographical writing, autoethnography has made incursions into feminism and narrative methods. The research uses autoethnography as a methodological tool for speaking and writing reflexively about being a feminist in society; consider how feminists negotiate agency and reflect on what effect these negotiations have on their sense of belonging, self, identity, embodiment, gender, sexuality, religious beliefs, ethnicity, race, age, nationality and citizenship. In the tradition of C. Wright Mills, this research explores the interplay among biography, history, and social structure.

Professor Ettorre, an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University, will be working on this project both in the UK and USA from December 2014 – March 2015.