This article offers an account of the author’s experience after being falsely accused online of sexual assault by a former student. More than a chronicle of events, the article serves as a critical, self-reflexive inventory of thoughts and feelings, as the author looks to come to terms with the allegations and their consequences, as well as practice concern for his accuser. More broadly, the essay serves as an inquiry into the complexities of storytelling and self-research, in relation to shame, truth, and social privilege.
Autoethnography of The Bad Thing
Guillermo Rebollo Gil (San Juan, 1979) holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Florida in Gainesville and a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico Law School. He is the author of Writing Puerto Rico: Our Decolonial Moment (2018). His scholarly work has appeared in Racial & Ethnic Studies, Journal of Popular culture, and Journal of Feminist Scholarship, among others. He is currently an assistant professor at Universidad Ana G. Méndez.
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Guillermo Rebollo Gil; Autoethnography of The Bad Thing. Journal of Autoethnography 1 July 2021; 2 (3): 279–289. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/joae.2021.2.3.279
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