Against Unseeing: Choosing an Embodied Ethics of Disidentification and Spiritual Grounding

Keon M. McGuire, Jesus Cisneros

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Despite historic and ongoing critiques of objectivity as the gold standard for evaluating the value of research, many doctoral students and early career scholars encounter the pressures to situate one’s work alongside such demands. However, such a demand often conflicts with those who are multiply marginalized and liminal subjects. Drawing on women of color feminist and ethnic and cultural studies scholars, in this article we argue for engaging liminalities as possibilities in our methodological orientation against intellectual unseeing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalQualitative Inquiry
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019



  • African American studies
  • ethnicity and race
  • feminist methodologies
  • Latina/Latino studies
  • methodologies
  • methods of inquiry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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