About the Author

Alesya Krit

E-Mail: Alesya.Krit@gcsc.uni-giessen.de

Alesya Krit is an anthropologist and a post-doc fellow at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture in Giessen, Germany. Her background involves research projects relating to material culture, architecture, and migration (particularly lifestyle migration) at multiple universities, including Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), University College London (UK), Stanford University (USA) and Senshu University (Japan). Her current teaching and research focuses on the topics of methodological pluralism, and she is writing a book on the ‘Cultural Meanings of Energy.’

Contributions by Author: Alesya Krit

05/30/2016 _Perspective

Shake Those Methods!

The Art of Doing Research

In the winter term 2015/16, the GCSC research area ‘Visual and Material Culture’ held a number of meetings on the application of the research methodology while conducting research in the study of culture. As the immediacy of practical application of the research methods leaves a strong imprint on the ideas and knowledge that appear in academia, we wanted to report on our discussions in the light of the theoretical concept of ‘emergence.’ …

05/30/2016 _Perspective

Research Design

The explorative potential of research-planning processes in visual and material culture

The first session of the Creative Emergence of a Research Method series was dedicated to thinking about research processes and their design. The non-planned potential knowledge, emerging during those processes (also while reflecting on the research design process itself) became a central topic. It was a provocative session in which we took the abstract notion of ‘design’ as the ‘rituals of creativity’ and compared research design to object- or service-design processes. …