Shoshana Pollack and Tiina Eldridge



Complicity and Redemption: Beyond the Insider/Outsider Research Dichotomy

The authors look at the creation of possibilities for collaborative research by scholars and criminalized subjects. A collaboration between an academic/practitioner (Shoshana) and a formerly incarcerated woman (Tiina), the article aims to disrupt conventional ways of conducting and writing about research. The focus is on the process engaged in while researching student experiences of university classes taught in a prison setting comprised of incarcerated and non-incarcerated students, and how the authors attempted to unsettle the subjectivities of the “academic knower” and the “criminalized woman.” This article’s methodological focus is on the process of analyzing interview data and reflecting upon the meaning of collaborative work.

collaborative work, nontraditional research, prisons

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 42, No. 2 (2015): 132-145


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