Shaping Love as Experience: Travelling Within and Across (Academic) Worlds as Women of Colour

  • Hiroko KubotaEmail author
  • Muna Saleh
  • Jinny Menon


Thinking narratively (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000; Clandinin, 2013), and drawing upon our experiential knowings as women scholars of colour, we inquire into our autobiographical stories of attempting to traverse the academic worlds we inhabit alongside one another (Kubota, 2017; Menon, 2018; Saleh, 2019b). Building upon Lugones’ (1987) notion of love, we foreground educative (Dewey, 1938/1997) possibilities in crossing borders, and travelling across worlds, with loving rather than arrogant perception (Lugones, 1987). In doing so, we actively imagine (Sarbin, 2004) how borders can be experienced as shaping bridges and borderland spaces (Anzaldúa, 1987/1999) between and among (academic) worlds.


Women of colour World-travelling Loving perception Autobiographical narrative inquiry Borderland spaces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Concordia University of EdmontonEdmontonCanada

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