Day: January 5, 2023

2023-Winter SOPH BOX

Tilting the Mirror Toward the Sun: Reflections on Positionality and Equity

A few weeks ago, I had an interesting conversation with Dr. Morag Paton, one of my colleagues in continuing professional development (CPD). We are on a research project together and Morag had offered to draft a positionality statement, a practice that is becoming more common in academia. Positionality refers to where each one of us is located in relation to our various social identities, which include lived and learned experience, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, socio-economic status, geographic location and socio-political history.

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