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When the Personal is Political: Sharing–as Insight–our Lived Experiences as Women of Colour in Accounting Academia

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posted on 2024-03-28, 02:10 authored by FA Tanima, Sendirella GeorgeSendirella George
How can our research give voice to the marginalised, and emancipation for the disempowered in accounting practice? We propose that we must first reflect on our identities as researchers; our lived experiences in the academic environment–both individually and together as colleagues, friends, and mentors. We share our stories of personal and intertwined journeys in academia as academics from diverse cultural backgrounds and emerging economies. We illuminate our lived experiences of successes, struggles, discriminatory barriers, and relationships with colleagues and with each other–all of which we argue have both supported and hindered our abilities to ‘give voice to the marginalised’ and ‘emancipation for the disempowered’. Drawing on the guidance of Vinnari (2021), who encourages academics to be ‘more open about the intellectual challenges involved in undertaking research’, we consider challenges beyond the ‘intellectual’. While we agree that intellectual challenges arise and are important, given our collective experiences as ‘women of colour’, we focus on portraying other challenges beyond those which may fit neatly into this category. We argue, that the personal is political in research, and situate our stories within Carnegie et al. (2021)'s framework for accounting as a multidimensional technical, social, and moral practice.

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Tanima, F. A. & George, S. (2024). When the Personal is Political: Sharing–as Insight–our Lived Experiences as Women of Colour in Accounting Academia. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/0969160X.2024.2320304

Journal title

Social and Environmental Accountability Journal

Volume

ahead-of-print

Issue

ahead-of-print

Publication date

2024-01-01

Pagination

1-19

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

2024-02-25

ISSN

0969-160X

eISSN

2156-2245

Language

en