My Puerto Ricanness

Locating Sovereignty in La Puerta

  • Jarieth Natalia Merced


Reflecting on positionality shook the core pillars of my research. I thought that an essay on positionality would be purely expository. But little by little I started encountering reflections of who I am in my description of my topic. Identifying myself in what I was studying helped me question what I was doing. It helped me discern between truths and how my research will provide explanations of certain truths. More importantly, it aided me in identifying why it should be me who completes this study.

How to Cite
Merced, J. (2017). My Puerto Ricanness. Stream: Interdisciplinary Journal of Communication, 9(1), 20-26. Retrieved from