Pedagogies of Healing: A Veteran’s story of Re-Creating Home

Heriberto Arambula (Texas State University)

Autoethnography involves writing about one’s own experiences in a way that examines the cultural, social, and political factors that have shaped those experiences. Using autoethnography as a method and course in higher education can be a powerful tool for supporting veterans transitioning post military service and allow for a greater understanding and appreciation of the diverse experiences of veterans. As the author reflects on their autoethnography and transition as a post 9/11 combat veteran, the author has reimagined paths beyond the traditional ideas of success for veterans and embraced our unique journeys of self-discovery and transformation.

Part of 03-09 Start with a Story: Veteran Narratives as Healing and Intervention, Thursday, November 02, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm