English and Communication Studies Faculty Member Publishes Open Textbook

Melissa Tombro has published an open textbook titled Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom through OpenSUNY. The book is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. It brings together a brief history of first-person qualitative research and writing from the past 40 years, examining the evolution of nonfiction and qualitative approaches in relation to the personal essay. The OpenSUNY Textbook program is a creative means to improve access to educational materials while fostering a community of resources that spans disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary study; open textbooks are available to everyone free of charge. For more information, contact Melissa Tombro, 75373.

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