In this essay, I consider issues of migration and im/mobility through experiences as a qualitative researcher of the aftermath of mass violence. In doing so, I consider how the progression of my scholarship has occurred in tandem with the development of my identity as a mother, and contemporary geopolitics, all of which implicate questions about migration and mobility. Attending to the embodied, somatic experiences of both movement and the process of qualitative research, I engage issues of identity, particularly gender, sexuality, race, and nationality. While not re/solving the tensions of qualitative research addressing im/mobility, I illustrate the ongoing relationship between motherhood, movement, and migration.
Mothering, Migration, and Im/mobility in the Age of the Muslim Ban
Courtney E. Cole is Assistant Professor of Communication in the School of Business and Communication at Regis College. I am grateful to Devika Chawla and Rasha Madkour for insightful conversations that contributed to the development of this manuscript. Correspondence to: Courtney E. Cole, School of Business and Communication, Regis College, 235 Wellesley Street, College Hall 324, Weston, MA 02493, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Courtney E. Cole; Mothering, Migration, and Im/mobility in the Age of the Muslim Ban. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 June 2019; 8 (2): 35–43. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.2.35
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