Negotiating researchers?ǨѢ presence and reflexivity: Researching overseas students?ǨѢ identities

Yu-Ching Kuo


When reporting my PhD research, I used to have constraints in locating and negotiating my authorial presence in my writing. These constraints stimulate me to write this article to explore and to examine the ways in which I contest and negotiate my authorial self and self-reflexivity in my writing. I argue that having authorial presence in writing is less concerned with whether I would find it culturally, academically, linguistically difficult for me who speaks English as foreign language, but more with whether it is consistent with my ontological and epistemological positions, theoretical perspectives, and methodological approaches. I suggest that the authorial presence is essential in my writing, for the vital role it plays to articulate the overall architecture.

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Editor-in-Chief: Prof Norbert Pachler
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
ISSN 1746-9082

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