Mirka Koro

Mirka Koro
Arizona State University | ASU · Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

PhD

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September 2001 - August 2014
University of Florida
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Guidance to the readers: This conceptual paper discusses seduction as a form of light obsession. We are especially interested in thinking about/with/in fabulating concepts as one of the vital, yet slightly seductive, parts of academic research. The vitality and obsessivity in thinking, writing and researching, also speak to seduction’s influence in...
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Returning is a paradox; even more so as an orientation to(wards) the seductive forces that we return (to) throughout this special Issue. One can return and never return all at once. Return is like a wave; it turns itself – returns that never return to how it was in the beginning. There is no clearly identifiable beginning; there is no end or ending...
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We develop computing practices for neurodiverse learners. While many researchers in special education adopt a behavioral perspective, we leverage a neurodiversity perspective that is more widely accepted within the autism community itself. We report on an initial phase of a research-practice partnership with a pilot cohort of four middle school tea...
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This qualitative study investigates how first-generation undergraduate students of Color at a historically white institution in the U.S. make sense and process the university’s mission, especially in relation to the theoretical frameworks of intersectionality and post-subjectivity. U.S. universities are often structured on market-driven ideologies....
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This article is a femin… manifesto for supporting and encouraging academic ecologies of care and cure: it is a collaborative assemblage created by six academics—laborers, white, native American, European, Caucasian, cisgender, neurodivergent, bisexual, gay, and… and… and…—who wrote these reflections during the pandemic events that affected their li...
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This article is slightly modified from the Invited Egon Guba Memorial Lecture I gave at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in 2021. Drs. Aaron Kuntz and Juha Suoranta served as my discussants and their individual responses and comments are linked to this article. I think of this article having many potential provoca...
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For centuries the autopsy has been a key technology in Western culture for generating clinical/medical as well as cultural knowledge about bodies. This article hails the anato-medical autopsy as a generative trope and apparatus in reconfiguring Western humanist knowledge of bodies and bodies of knowledge and takes up the possibilities of working wi...
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How might teachers support creative talent in learning environments? Typically, creative talent is conceptualized as a trait possessed by a few, select people. According to the traditional mindset, schools serve as sites whereby educators attempt to identify and nurture the creative talent of the gifted few who possess it. In this chapter, we use a...
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The purpose of this special issue is to generate and expand the locations and perspectives from which justice and equity, in multiple forms, are and can be, orienting concepts for critical qualitative inquiry. Although critical inquiry originates from diverse views, concerns, and conditions, all forms would always and already address matters of pri...
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Disasters connected to natural hazards can at the same time be unfolding events, as well as structural phenomena with unequal disaster risk constructed over an extended timespan. Hence, in disaster studies, temporality and spatiality are central, yet often implicit, concepts employed to make sense of the disaster phenomena. In this article we expli...
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In this article, we conceptualize and exemplify how we, as academics, might write with our always-already gendered (leaky) bodies. We form assemblages of writing by following Erin Manning’s (2013) theorization of leaky bodies and leaky-writing. Here, the mucosity and the leakiness of our storylines, narratives of affects and processes, work as an a...
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This article attempts to reconfigure hegemonic framings of “the academic conference” and thereby offer a means to (re-)encounter the spatial, temporal, and affective forces that conferences generate, differently. We are a geographically dispersed but multiply entangled group of academic researchers united by theoretical fault lines within our work...
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In this research, we brought together various theories and speculative conceptual connections of otherness associated with liminality especially as seen through one methodological experiment and art-based intervention, namely flash mobs. From our perspective, liminality and liminal spaces are incomplete and always becoming since often they cannot b...
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This introduction offers a brief and poetic introduction to historical uses of liminality. It also explains how authors in this special issue were tasked with thinking of liminalities as multiplicities or twisted liminalities. This means liminalities is not simply a rite-of-passage, but crosses time-spaces and can be a site of resistance within the...
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The purpose of this article is to “do something less intentional” with post-qualitative inquiry while thinking about scholarship and “methodologies” as hesitant moves and uncertain stances always in necessary and immanent flux. Coming from hesitation and uncertainty post-qualitative inquiry does not mean anything specific or particular to me. Rathe...
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This paper attempts to reconfigure hegemonic framings of 'the academic conference' and thereby offer a means to (re-)encounter the spatial, temporal and affective forces that conferences generate, differently. We are a geographically dispersed but multiply entangled group of academic researchers united by theoretical fault lines within our work tha...
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The authors explore different wonderings to illustrate some possible ways in which postqualitative inquiry and scholarship is becoming and shaping the lives of scholars. To do this, we draw from previous work in arts-influenced inquiry and make connections with arts-based research and “research-creation” to explore how researchers can generate poss...
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Despite best efforts to the contrary, obscenity oozes out from under the rugs of "polite" schooling and "tidy" society. In this post-qualitative inquiry, the authors pursue questions in defense of pedagogies of obscenity. In what ways do educators fail to educate when they eschew obscenity, understand shame and disgust as opposite to curiosity, and...
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Postqualitative research offers opportunities for playful praxis—reconfiguring ways of writing, sharing, engaging in the physicality of data generation, the vitality of data matter, and the enactment of experimental forms of writing. In this article, data multiplicity is generated through an authorless haecceity of experimentation with and through...
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Author 1: They say they want to disturb the AcademicConferenceMachine. Author 34: What is an AcademicConferenceMachine? Author 2: Please do not go in that direction. Ask, for example, what does an AcademicConferenceMachine do? Author 51: Ok, so what does it do? Author 6: AcademicConferenceMachines are becoming so regulated and standardized that the...
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Despite efforts to re-establish epistemological order, a litany of fake websites, media misrepresentation, “rumor bombs,” hoaxes, fake news, plagiarisms, and fabricated subjects document the emergence of a post-truth era. Increasing amount of scholarship is shared and distributed in media and thus the truth-value of (qualitative) inquiry also depen...
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In this paper we put the concepts of reset, aprosdoketon and minor gesture to work in the context of organizational narratives. In particular we engage with two iconic characters of the genre of organizational fiction, Don Draper in the context of Mad Men TV series and the copyist, who is the main character of Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melv...
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This special issue takes up urgent questions about how we education scholars might think and do policy and methodology in what has come to be known as the post-truth era. The authors in this special issue grapple with questions about the roles and responsibilities of educational researchers in an era in which research and policy have lost their moo...
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Being the target of constant discrimination and marginalization can often cause intense negative psychological reactions and shame for undocumented students. The following qualitative study describes past and current undocumented Latinx students’ experiences of educational inequality in higher education influenced by labels associated with “being u...
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In diverging from a follow-the-heard idealism that has scholars spinning in paradox, this article opens the possibility that neoliberal data can ground themselves in the reality of being in the world via a search for the immanent other, friend, concept, or practice. This article is not concerned with a search for ultimate (data) truth, but rather a...
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This paper focuses on the processes of the method of empathy-based stories (MEBS) and illustrates the ways in which MEBS facilitates storytelling and narration. In MEBS, the participants narrate stories based on the frames and prompts provided by the researcher, and two different versions of the frame story offer variations in the story elements. T...
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This paper might not describe spatial writing or qualitative inquiry. This paper might not express or represent writing in well-defined space by clearly identified scholars or authors. This paper might not write and presented images might not speak. Instead, possibilities in this paper might be stimulated through the acts of reading, writing, think...
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This chapter uses the introduction to this edited book as a “lure” for collective writing and its potentially diverse monstrous effects. The authors draw from the texts pregnant with futurity and possibility, otherness, and content which have some potential for creating monstrous effects in writers and readers. In exploring the notion of infinite “...
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Narratives are often created within a linear time, which allows them to be organized into a simple and discrete series of events. However, narratives can be created outside of linear time, thereby changing the organization of the narrative. To think about this further, we draw from Henri Bergson’s concept of duration and Gilles Deleuze’s ontology o...
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Purpose: Physical educators may be the responsible people for implementing comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAPs) in schools. However, it is unclear whether physical education teacher education (PETE) programs provide the relevant learning opportunities to preservice teachers for CSPAP implementation. The purpose of this study wa...
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Postqualitative research-creation improvisations offer new possibilities to explore method/ology. In this article, we question how bags, as seemingly mundane objects, work as ontologically lively matter—as active agencies—to choreograph human–nonhuman relations and heterogeneous materialities. Working from three questions—How might a bag become? Wh...
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Our aim in this chapter is to review and critically examine the status of 'data' in qualitative inquiry. As the title indicates, we suggest that this status is methodologically and theoretically problematic. Yet, because data (and their various versions, forms, and reversals) remains open to doubt, data also create productive problems and creative...
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In order to find different and more productive methodological places within the social sciences, academia, and qualitative inquiry we, similar to other scholars (e.g., Berg & Seeber, 2016; Ulmer, 2016), trouble the notion of ‘speedy’ scholarship and rapid methods. We found it productive to pay attention to rhythmic patterns, irregular, and potentia...
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Student-centered learning is known to lead to greater student knowledge gains and conceptual understanding. In practice, implementation of these approaches can vary from the ideal implementation as defined by the original developer, leading to differences in student outcomes compared to what might be expected. Fidelity of implementation, i.e., the...
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Critical qualitative scholarship offers humble grounds and many unforeseen possibilities to seek and promote justice, critical global engagement, and diverse epistemologies. This dialogical and interactive paper is based on a panel session at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry that highlighted diverse areas of critical qualitative in...
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The purpose of this article is to explore further and through other examples what happens when a Foucauldian conception of power is remixed with “the theoretical toolbox of Deleuze” to address diverse notions of power in critical qualitative science inquiry. The article experiments with Foucauldian power/knowledge and the Deleuzian machine by using...
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This introduction to the special issue does not only introduce the content of the issue, it also generates connections among histories, traditions, theories, thinkers, thoughts, actions, and power. We propose that critical qualitative inquiry that would further expand theoretically informed, engaged activism is of greater importance than ever as we...
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Inspired by work/think/play in qualitative research, we centered the idea of "play" in a qualitative research project to explore what proceeding from the idea of work/think/play might look like and accomplish. We pursued play in an experimental qualitative inquiry over dinner one night at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research...
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This special issue is based on an experimental weekend workshop: “Methodologies of Darkness” held around the darkest time of the year, the end of November, in 2015 in Nokia, Finland. For this event scholars from a variety of disciplines, however all connected to education, were gathered to engage with darkness in a forest without knowing what this...
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A (mis)organized stream at a recent academic conference adopted a post-qualitative (in)sensibility in experimenting with how intentionally non-normative practices (more properly practicings) and a play with material objects might disrupt the smoothness of the academicconferencemachine. One such experiment witnessed the re-assembly of fragmented mal...
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Being present with clients has been suggested to be a necessary condition for the therapeutic relationship [Geller & Greenberg, 2012. Therapeutic presence: A mindfull approach to effective therapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/13485-000] and therefore for therapeutic effectiveness. In this article we describe the...
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Concern regarding capitalism, profiteering, and the corporatization of higher education is not new. A market focus that creates students as consumers and faculty as service providers has dominated global practices in colleges and universities for some time. Most recently, however, this more liberal market-driven focus has actually morphed away from...
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Socially constructed identities and language practices influence the ways students perceive themselves as learners, problem solvers, and future professionals. While research has been conducted on individuals’ identity as engineers, less has been written about how the language used during engineering problem solving influences students’ perceptions...
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This iterative and a-signifying sound experimentation project started from simple wonderings that emerged from undocumented college students’ interview data. As the researchers began to reflect on the data provided by these students, conversations around noise and gossip began to emerge. Over time, the conversations about noise and gossip transmogr...
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University similar to church is one of the oldest institutions passing and preserving cultural heritage. In addition, universities are active societal contributors and influential communal contingences in our contemporary societies. However, recently increasing numbers of these traditional and historical functions of universities have become hijack...
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Problem solving is considered to be a central activity of engineering practice. While some studies have shown how various beliefs affect students' abilities to solve problems, studies are needed that explicitly examine the beliefs and assumptions students bring to the problem-solving process. The purpose of this qualitative research was to describe...
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This writing is an experiment that extends and challenges rather than confirms or builds. This writing gets its energy from departures and it operates through surprise, movement, and the unexpected (see also Deleuze & Guattari, 1987; Massumi, 2002). The writing is not collaborative, peaceful, univocal, or textual. This writing is not. When writing...
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Little is known about perceptions surrounding self-management for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), although such interventions appear commonly used and are considered essential components of the chronic care model. Our research is part of a mixed methods study that followed students at high and low risk for ADHD over 11 years. Durin...
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In this article, imposters’ (or fake authors) aim is to problematize fixed concepts such as author, authoring, and authorship both in qualitative research and in organization studies—especially in relation to organizational communications that ostensibly promote and value diversity of (sexual) identity. In seeking to do so, these imposters engage w...
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Objective: Little is known about perceptions surrounding academic interventions for ADHD that determine intervention feasibility. Method: As part of a longitudinal mixed-methods research project, representative school district samples of 148 adolescents (54.8%), 161 parents (59.4%), 122 teachers (50.0%), 46 health care providers (53.5%), and 92 sch...
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This article addresses a collaborative writing experiment that explores spaces of diverse encounters that began at a research conference held in the Flamingo hotel in Las Vegas; spaces where knowings emerge in the (shared) moment, in-between (our)selves, prompted by different (research) questions and entanglements of matter and meaning. Through the...
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Work place engineering problems are recognized as being complex and ambiguous. However, most of the problems students are asked to solve during their degree programs are classroom problems. Most studies of ambiguity in problem solving have defined ambiguity as a characteristic of the problems. We are interested in understanding how students interpr...
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Strangers, Gods, and monsters are all names for the experience of alterity and otherness within and amongst us. We need monsters in our lives. In this paper we use philosophy as a method to explore language, developmental and cultural instabilities, and terrifying (and discursive) monstrosity located within children's literature and childhood conte...
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Qualitative inquiry can provide opportunities to utilize and work with theory in new and interesting ways. In this article we suggest that the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze can change, re-create, and infiltrate normative notions of family and innovate inquiry and scholarship. We begin by discussing research, theory, and methodology in family studies...
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Purpose – In this paper, the authors offer a methodological discussion and examples of visual analysis processes. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate a data analysis method that the authors named layered textural analysis, which brought together images and texts in ways that changed existing and decontextualized understandings. The authors u...