In Search of Moral Coherence: Reconciling Uneasy Histories and Identities

  • Katy Campbell University of Alberta


Through an autoethnographic account the authors explore the various entanglements, ambiguities, and conflicts inherent in the research relationships of institutionally marginalized communities. Agency and moral coherence are constructs with which personal, political, and sociocultural dimensions of negotiating a research identity are framed. They use a feminist lens to examine relations, autoethnography to reflexively examine these relations, and poststructuralist notions to illuminate cultural influences on the shifting identity of one actor.

Author Biography

Katy Campbell, University of Alberta
Professor and Interim Dean Faculty of Extension