november, 2021

01nov15:1515:45A Incorviaia: Becoming a death Doula15:15 - 15:45 Studio 3Event type:PresentationTopic:Dying Well


(Monday) 15:15 - 15:45


Studio 3

Event Details

Aubrey Incorviaia: Becoming a Death Doula

Death Doulas and End-of-Life Midwives represent a rising profession. Yet, little is known about their role, including professional training, function, and scope-of-care. To understand a largely feminine profession, this research leverages feminist epistemologies that emphasize the knower as a featured player in knowledge generation. Specifically, the author uses Anderson’s ‘analytic autoethnography’ approach (2006) to convey, as both participant and observer, the experience of engaging two premiere doula training programs from the Conscious Dying Institute (CDI) and the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA). Insights from ‘encultured informants,’ validate take-aways from this contemporary development in the positive death movement.

Speakers for this event

  • Aubrey Incorviaia

    Aubrey Incorviaia

    Aubrey is on a journey to achieve a PhD in public policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Having just finished her coursework and qualifying exams, she is feeling bewildered, anxious, and excited about officially entering the dissertation phase of her work! She is currently investigating the positive death movement, exploring the death doula profession, human composting, and an end-of-life option known as ‘Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking.’ Aubrey has enjoyed a varied career, serving as a social worker, policy analyst, and educator. Engaging art, nature, and food are her favorite pastimes.