Title

Between the Academy and Queerness: Microaggressions in Social Work Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2018

School

Social Work

Abstract

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. Three social work scholars explore their experiences of microaggressions in academia using queer theory as a lens to disrupt, deconstruct, and disorder the dominant heteronormative discourse. Qualitative analysis of autoethnography narratives resulted in seven themes describing experiences of microaggressions in social work education. Themes illuminated were as follows: (1) queer isolation, (2) throwing shade, (3) queer insult, (4) biphobia: not queer (straight) enough, (5) too queer, (6) queer backlash, and (7) revolving closet door. Concept mapping was used to explore each of these areas as they relate to the values of social work. Recommendations for social work education and research are presented.

Publication Title

Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

98

Last Page

111

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