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Dr Sylvaine Tuncer
Sylvaine Tuncer is a Lecturer In Work, Interaction & Technology at King's Business School.

Dr Sylvaine Tuncer

  • Academics

Lecturer In Work, Interaction & Technology

Research subject areas

  • Management
  • Public Services Management & Organisation

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Sylvaine Tuncer is a sociologist and a Lecturer in Work, Interaction & Technology at King's Business School. Sylvaine's research focuses on work interactions and collaboration, in particular how practices adjust to the introduction or development of technologies, from video-mediated communication to robotics. Her findings have a high social relevance to monitor, and potentially inflect on, the effects of technologies on social organisation; and a direct impact for skilled workers to gain leverage on their practices. 

Sylvaine is particularly keen on inter-disciplinary research, and on developing innovative data collection methods and study designs. She teaches on the Business School's undergraduate programmes and the MSc in International Management. She is the module leader for 6QQMB305 Communication in Organisations and 7SSMN124 Technology and Corporate Ethnography.

As of October 2021, Sylvaine will act as the PhD lead role for the Public Services Management and Organisation group. Her expertise is in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. Sylvaine uses video recordings of naturally-occurring activities as data, complemented with observations and interviews. For example, she is currently investigating the ‘hybrid’ format in auction sales of fine art and antiques, where the interactions between auctioneer and potential buyers are video-mediated and the economic encounter ‘takes place’ on online bidding platforms.

Sylvaine published in interactional research journals such as Journal of Pragmatics and Language in Society, as well as interdisciplinary venues such as the Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. After completing their PhD at Télécom Paris (France), Sylvaine took postdoctoral positions in Finland (University of Oulu) and Sweden (Stockholm University, Royal Institute of Technology), in different disciplinary and inter-disciplinary environments.

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