Reflections on Supervision; problematising the 'gay' researcher's identity

Fenton, David R. (2007) Reflections on Supervision; problematising the 'gay' researcher's identity. Australasian Journal of Resaerch Supervision, 1(1), pp. 22-29.


This paper is about potential problems supervisors may encounter with Higher Research Degree students whose qualitative research implicates their sexual identity construction. Specifically, I reflect upon my own experience as a research student but also draw upon my experience as a supervisor. As such, the paper suggests that supervisors with students who identify as 'gay' are encouraged to assist them in problematising their 'identity politics' in consideration of its complicity with hetero-normativity.

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ID Code: 12921
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: postgraduate supervision, sexual idenity
ISSN: 1835-727X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Culture Gender Sexuality (200205)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Academic Global Publications
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2009 08:10

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