The scenes in this reflection explore the ways my white, queer, nonbinary body navigates a professional association from the margins under the influence of white supremacy. I confess to shadow feelings of self-importance that continuously creep up as I engage in anti-racist work and consider how this presence of white righteousness must be relentlessly undermined and destabilized as we work to consider new and alternative futures for (organizational) communication studies.
Scenes from the Margins: One Queer's Response to Navigating Professionalism at NCA
Kathryn Joan Leslie is a PhD student in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder. Correspondence to: Kathryn Joan Leslie, Department of Communication, Hellems 96, University of Colorado Boulder, UCB 270, Boulder, CO 80309, USA. Email: Kathryn.Leslie@colorado.edu.
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Kathryn Joan Leslie; Scenes from the Margins: One Queer's Response to Navigating Professionalism at NCA. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 May 2020; 9 (2): 133–136. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2020.9.2.133
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