Navigating the complexities of criticality and identity in ELT: a collaborative autoethnography

Selvi A. F., Rudolph N., Yazan B.

ASIAN ENGLISHES, vol.24, no.2, pp.199-210, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13488678.2022.2056798
  • Journal Name: ASIAN ENGLISHES
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.199-210
  • Keywords: criticality, native speaker, non-native speaker, autoethnography, English, language teaching
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This collaborative autoethnographic inquiry presents a snapshot of our critical and contextualized perspectives and experiences surrounding the issues and ideologies pertinent to (non-)nativeness in and beyond language education evolved across time and space. We adopt the methodological lens of 'collaborative autoethnographic inquiry' to discuss how conversation and collaboration, while proving tense at times, can constructively shape participants, the dialog to which they contribute, and their approach to classroom practice. As researcher-practitioners negotiating being and belonging in and across borders, both material and discursive, in and beyond our profession, we constantly grapple, individually and in conversation with each other, with the complexities of equity and identity embedded in (and beyond) English language teaching.