Affective Engagements in the Classroom: An Autoethnography of Exits and Openings

  • Maggie FitzGerald Carleton University
  • Lauren Montgomery Carleton University
Keywords: affect, autoethnography, post-secondary education, knowledge production, graduate school


We provide an autoethnography of gendered encounters in a graduate seminar. We use an affective lens to argue that these encounters stem from "more than" just individual sexism. We also use affect to identify how these encounters related to both exits from and openings for knowledge production in the classroom.

Author Biographies

Maggie FitzGerald, Carleton University

Maggie FitzGerald is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.

Lauren Montgomery, Carleton University

Lauren Montgomery is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University.

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