Skip to main content

The Power of Stories and Narratives in Academic Research

Friday, April 5, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are cordially invited to a Public Discussion by 

Katy Janda and Jeremy Braverman

The Power of Stories and Narratives in Academic Research

Understanding interpretation of events and justifications for actions are at the center of academic research in the social sciences. Using narratives in research offers opportunities to both reflect on and understand power, structures and influences on agents. This one-hour discussion brings together Katy Janda (UCL) and Jeremy Braverman (CEU) to explore the role that stories and narratives play in academic research. Both speakers come from different fields and perspectives, but their work involves developing stories and understanding the expressive power of narratives and storytelling.

Katy Janda is Principal Research Associate in the Organisations and Non-Domestic Buildings Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources, Faculty of the Built Environment at the University College London. Her co-authored article, ‘Using stories, narratives, and storytelling in energy and climate change research, for the special issue of in Energy Research and Social Science (2017) provides a foundation for the discussion.

Jeremy Braverman is a visiting professor at CEU and the Media and Visual Education Specialist at CEU. Prior to joining CEU in February 2016, Jeremy spent 15 years teaching filmmaking at the University level, most recently as an Associate Professor and Department Chair at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Organized by the Energy Policy Research Group
Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy 
and the Jean Monnet Chair in Energy and Innovation