Mirka Koro-Ljungberg

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1811

Biography

Mirka E. Koro-Ljungberg is a professor of qualitative research. Koro-Ljungberg’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-Ljungberg 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-Ljungberg 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).

Courses

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
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 503Intro to Qualitative Research
DCI 691Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 691Seminar
DCI 791Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
DCI 691Seminar
DCI 791Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COE 503Intro to Qualitative Research
DCI 691Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TEL 713Applied Mixed Methods Inquiry