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Mirka Koro

Program Director of Doctoral Programs (ACD) & Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Biography: 

Mirka E. Koro is a professor of qualitative research. Koro's scholarship operates in the intersection of methodology, philosophy, and socio-cultural critique. Her work aims to contribute to methodological knowledge, experimentation, and theoretical development across various traditions associated with qualitative research. She specifically works with theories from post-positivism to new materialism, from domain analysis to rhizoanalysis and post-human critique.

Professor Koro has studied and written about research designs broadly defined, data, different methods, research participation, validity, representation, writing, and various problems with simplicity, technicality, and neoliberal pressures affecting contemporary qualitative research. Professor Koro is currently involved in multiple methodological and conceptual projects including data, methodologies without methodologies, decentering and rethinking academic-writing-conference-machine, and potentialities associated with knowledge. 

Education: 

Ph.D. University of Helsinki, Finland

Research Interests: 

Qualitative research, theories, methodologies, participant-driven research projects, creativity in research design

Current Research Projects:

Project name: Data in qualitative research: definitions, purposes, and functions. This methodological project investigates data as a concept an function in qualitative research. 

Project name: Sound Encounters and the uninformed potential (of the undocumented, noise and gossip). In this project we explore the possibilities of sound and video in qualitative research drawing from our work with undocumented college students.  

Project name: Philosophies and practices of slowness in methodology. This international collaborative project studies slowness methodologies from philosophical, theoretical, and practical angles. 

Publications: 

Koro-Ljungberg, M. (2016) Reconceptualizing qualitative research: Methodologies without methodology. Sage. 

Koro-Ljungberg, M., Löytönen, T., & Tesar, M. (2017) (Eds.). Disrupting data in qualitative inquiry: Entanglements with the Post-Critical and Post-Anthropocentric. Peter Lang.

Koro-Ljungberg, M., Carlson, D., Tesar, M. & Anderson, K. (2015). Methodology brut: Philosophy, ecstatic thinking, and some other (unfinished) things. Qualitative Inquiry, 21(7), 612-619. 

Research Activity: 
  • Koro-Ljungberg,Mirka*. Implementing Guided Inquiry in Diverse Institutions. UNIV OF FLORIDA(1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015).
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 691Seminar
EPA 795Continuing Registration
DCI 795Continuing Registration
EPA 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
EPA 795Continuing Registration
DCI 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 691Seminar
DCI 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
EPA 795Continuing Registration
DCI 795Continuing Registration
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 503Intro to Qualitative Research
EPA 795Continuing Registration
DCI 795Continuing Registration
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 691Seminar
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 691Seminar
EPA 795Continuing Registration
DCI 795Continuing Registration
DCI 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 503Intro to Qualitative Research
EPA 691Seminar
DCI 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 503Intro to Qualitative Research
DCI 691Seminar
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 691Seminar
TEL 713Advanced Qualitative Methods
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 691Seminar
TEL 713Advanced Qualitative Methods
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EPA 691Seminar
TEL 713Advanced Qualitative Methods