Between the Academy and Queerness: Microaggressions in Social Work Education
© 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.
Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work
(2018). Between the Academy and Queerness: Microaggressions in Social Work Education. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 33(1), 98-111.
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