As a reflexive practice, hindsight enables a subject to re-observe how moments in the once-present past come to bear on a now-present future. Such observations enable us to make (new) sense of our life's trajectory, re-casting seemingly inconsequential moments as “prophetic” happenings. In this essay, I revisit a series of connected moments in my past to examine how actions I took as a then-heterosexual man influenced the construction of my now-queer identity.
Justin J. Rudnick is Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The author would like to thank Devika Chawla for her inspiration and guidance throughout the transformation of this script, and the members of her Ethnography and Oral History course for their supportive presence during its performances. A previous version of this script was performed at the 2016 National Communication Association annual convention. Correspondence to: Justin J. Rudnick, Communication Studies Department, 230 Armstrong Hall, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Justin J. Rudnick; Hindsight. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 June 2017; 6 (2): 85–86. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.2.85
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