Review of The Self as Subject: Autoethnographic Research into Identity, Culture, and Academic Librarianship


  • Elysia Guzik University of Toronto



Review of The Self as Subject: Autoethnographic Research into Identity, Culture, and Academic Librarianship by Anne-Marie Deitering, Robert Schroeder, and Richard Stoddart (2017). 

Pre-print first published online 06/10/2021

Author Biography

Elysia Guzik, University of Toronto

Elysia Guzik is an independent researcher in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She received a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Elysia's dissertation (available at: explores how Muslim converts in the Toronto area develop their religious identities through the ways in which they seek, evaluate, and share resources. Her research builds on scholarship about the role of documents, artifacts, and communication media in spiritual experiences. Elysia has published on religious reading practices (with Iulian Vamanu in the Journal of Religious & Theological Information, 2015), autoethnographic approaches to information science research (Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, 2013), and debates about Muslim veiling in Québec (with Meena Sharify-Funk in Everyday Sacred: Religion in Contemporary Quebec, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017).