In 2011, Dr. Derek Bolen started the Doing Autoethnography conference at Wayne State University. The conference took place five additional times—2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2020. Derek’s time, energy, and vision has contributed greatly to the success of autoethnography in several academic contexts. Here are the programs from every Doing Autoethnography conference: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2020.
Sandra Pensoneau-Conway, Tony Adams, and Derek Bolen edited Doing Autoethnography, a book that features research from the first five Doing Autoethnography conferences (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). Contributors interrogate autoethnography ethically, theoretically, relationally, and methodologically, as well as address many interrelated themes: identity norms and negotiations; experiences tied to race, gender, sexuality, size, citizenship, and dis/ability; exclusion and belonging; oppression, injustice, and assault; barriers to learning/education; and living with/in complicated relationships.