A Mixed Methods Autoethnographic Theater: Extending Pedagogy and Research Through the Development of a Sámi Land Acknowledgment


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Authors

  • Anna CohenMiller Full Professor, Center for Teaching and Learning Nord University, Norway https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6871-6898
  • Tove Mentsen Ness Director of the Centre for Sámi and Indigenous Studies Nord University, Norway
  • Rose Martin Dean, Faculty of Teacher Education Nord University, Norway

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.59455/jomes.2024.9.7

Keywords:

mixed method autoethnography, dramaturgy, evocative autoethnography, higher education, Indigenous peoples, voice

Abstract

Drawing forward stories are ways to address sensitive topics and become willing to be vulnerable to share with
others. Methodologically being able to critically self-reflect and find those transformative stories offers a means
to recognize our humanness in a global world (CohenMiller, 2024). As Arthur Bochner and Carolyn Ellis (2016)
emphasize, in evocative autoethnography, there is a need to pull in the reader to the moment, to dramatize our
work. In this article, the three of us incorporate the novel mixed methods autoethnography, weaving together
evocative approaches and dramaturgy (Saldańa, 2003) around the topic of developing a Sámi land
acknowledgment in a higher education context. We recognize the ways in which arts-based research (Leavy,
2020), including autoethnography, can stand on its own. And echoing Tony Onwuegbuzie’s (2023) poetic inquiry
of mixed methods research, in 1+1=1, we offer the article as a standalone piece, a theatric work of seven acts
integrating the 10 dimensions of mixed methods autoethnography (Onwuegbuzie et al., 2024).

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Published

2024-06-30

How to Cite

CohenMiller, A. ., Ness, T. M. ., & Martin, R. . (2024). A Mixed Methods Autoethnographic Theater: Extending Pedagogy and Research Through the Development of a Sámi Land Acknowledgment. Journal of Mixed Methods Studies, (9), 253–262. https://doi.org/10.59455/jomes.2024.9.7