For the past three years participants have come to present work, engage in vibrant discussion, and build relationships at the annual “Doing Autoethnography” conference. This year, the tradition continues.


In order to provide autoethnographers of all levels the opportunity to present their autoethnographic endeavors and encourage dialogue among scholars across a variety of disciplines, the Department of Communication and Mass Media at Angelo State University invites the submission of panel proposals, performances, completed papers, and extended abstracts to be considered for presentation. The fourth annual “Doing Autoethnography” conference will be held February 26 through March 1, 2015 on the campus of Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Dr. Art Bochner (University of South Florida) and Dr. Tony Adams (Northeastern Illinois University) will deliver this year’s keynote addresses. The conference will also feature autoethnography workshops facilitated by Dr. Keith Berry (University of South Florida), Dr. Robin Boylorn (University of Alabama), Dr. Stacy Holman Jones (California State University, Northridge), and Dr. Sandy Pensoneau-Conway (Southern Illinois University Carbondale).


Potential performances, papers, and extended abstracts might engage autoethnographic approaches on a variety of topics (e.g., gender, sexuality, race, education), address autoethnography on theoretical or methodological levels, work to further aspects of autoethnography (or autoethnography in general), and/or interrogate practices in autoethnographic methods. Creative and innovative approaches to autoethnography are encouraged. All performances, papers, and extended abstracts engaging or discussing autoethnography are invited. Additionally, proposals for performance, paper, or discussion panels are welcomed.


Completed performances and papers should be no longer than 30 pages (double-spaced, excluding references), and extended abstracts should range from 3 to 8 pages. Other methods of doing autoethnography that might not translate to written form are also invited. The deadline for submission is November 15, 2014.


There are no registration fees associated with the conference. All programming is open for general admission. On campus lodging will be available at a nominal cost for all attendees.


Please direct all inquiries to Derek Bolen, derek.bolen@angelo.edu.