Given the continued prevalence of Covid-19 nationally and internationally, travel restrictions, and the uncertainty and financial constraints faced by many scholars, the 2022 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (ISAN) will be a fully online conference. The conference will occur via Zoom on January 3-5, 2022. Eastern Standard Time (EST) will be used for all conference activities. 

ISAN will provide scholars and practitioners of all experience levels an opportunity to present their autoethnographic and personal narrative projects and to participate in dialogue and sociability with scholars across a variety of disciplines. Conference sessions will:

• Use autoethnography and/or personal narrative to engage social, political, cultural, and personal issues;
• Address theoretical or methodological aspects of autoethnography and narrative; and/or
• Interrogate or advance autoethnographic and narrative practices

Registration will cost $25 (USD) for all participants. Participants must use a debit or credit card to pay the registration fee. If a participant does not have a debit or credit card, they should have someone pay on their behalf. Only those who have registered for the conference will have access to panels, workshops, and social events.* On January 3, 2022 we will also have a day of workshops (Kakali Bhattacharya; Jonathan Wyatt; Marquese McFerguson; Amy Arellano and Christina Ivey; times TBD). To participate in the workshops, there will be an additional $25 fee.

Click here to register for the conference.

On December 1, 2021, the program will be made available to all registrants. Registrants will have at least one month to view the (prerecorded) conference presentations. If a registrant is interested in a particular presentation, they should watch the video before the conference begins. 


We held the International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative (IAANI) business meeting via Zoom on Monday, February 22 at 4pm (Eastern Standard Time). A recording of the meeting can be found below.


Conference updates and announcements are posted here, as well as on IAANI’s Facebook page. If you do not use Facebook or use it regularly, you can also join the IAANI Google Group/listserv. (You will need to use or create a Google account to join the Google Group/listserv.)


ISAN is sponsored by the International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry (IAANI). IAANI advances the use of autoethnography and narrative inquiry throughout the world through social scientific, humanistic, and aesthetic writing and performing. As a non-profit educational organization, IAANI is exempt from U.S. federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.