Departures in Critical Qualitative Research
Inspired by H. L. Goodall Jr.'s and Barabara J. Jago's respective essays on academic culture and depression, this piece utilizes performative writing to flesh out the popular hashtag #realacademicbios. Drawing on my experiences as a queer faculty of color in the neoliberal academy going through racial battle fatigue, microaggressions, anti-feminist/anti-intersectional critiques, and imposter syndrome, I seek to affectively create a state of depression on the page.
depression, women of color academics, racial battle fatigue, performative writing, women of color feminisms
Bernadette Marie Calafell; When Depression Is in the Job Description #realacademicbios. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2017; 6 (1): 5–10. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.1.5