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Victor Krawczyk

School of Creative Industries

Email: victor.krawczyk@mymail.unisa.edu.au


About me


I am an emerging scholar in the humanistic social sciences or human sciences. I blend knowledge from social sciences (e.g. sociology, political economy, management, psychology, etc.) and the humanities (e.g. visual and performing arts, history, literature, philosophy, etc.) to answer research questions that help enlighten people with knowledge about themselves, and their relation to the world around them.

I further describe myself as a critical thinker and researcher. This incorporates the social scientific way of collecting data about social groups for research work. However, in the spirit of the humanities, I have the ability to think laterally about social problems and thus devise novel ways of researching them to find solutions. I am comfortable to apply my skills in a range of contexts. To date, I have published and presented papers engaged in the areas of health, organizational studies, entrepreneurship, historical-legal work, human-animal studies, dance, art history and film studies.

In my current PhD research, I draw attention to how much management and general business research now needs to provide further consideration into how animals are considered in organisational contexts. This is of critical importance, as many consumers across the world question purchasing goods and services produced in business contexts, where animal welfare, rights or other modes of being respectful to animals require more attention and action. With this research, I am hoping to make a contribution to developing ethical and socially responsible managerial frameworks for organizations to better engage with animals in their care.

Another key passion for me is art, as it is leading the way to conceive of different ways to engage with our fellow humans, non-human animals and our natural world. I am very attracted to art that challenges us to create a different world, along with art produced in non-western contexts and by ethnic and religious diaspora, which provide avenues to see the world with different eyes.

Qualifications

BSocSc(HumServ), BA(Hons), GDipArtHist

Research Interests

Art (esp. Art with Animals, Dance, Non-Western Art and Performance)

Critical Management Studies

Cultural Studies

Human - Animal Studies

Management (Organizational Studies)

Social Studies of Science (esp. Translational Research)

Sociology of Health and Wellness (esp. Stroke)


Thesis


Thesis Title: Human-animal relations in organizations: Identifying discourses for compassionate engagements with animals

My PhD project combines critical management studies, cultural studies and sociology to examine respectful engagements with animals in organisational contexts. This research is significant for human-animal relations because such knowledge is vital for the continual improvement of management practices found in modernist organisations. It further makes a contribution to a growing body of research that is encouraging more humans to be mindful on how our actions and attitudes impact other sentient beings. 

Supervisors: Dr Freya Higgins-Desbiolles (University of South Australia); Dr Gilbert Caluya (University of Melbourne); Associate Prof M. Anne Hamilton-Bruce (The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and University of Adelaide), Dr Saige Walton (University of South Australia)


Research publications


JOURNALS

Krawczyk, V. J. & Barthold, C., (2018). The affordance of compassion for animals: A filmic exploration of industrial linear rhythms, Culture and Organization, 24(4), 268-284.

Krawczyk, V. J. & Hamilton-Bruce, M. A. (2015). The origins of compassion for animals: Legal privileging of non-wild animals in Georgian Britain. Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, vol. 18(4), pp. 322-336:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13880292.2015.1096161?journalCode=uwlp20

Krawczyk, V. J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., Koblar, S. A. & Crichton, J. (2014). Group organization and communities of practice in translational research. SAGE Open, 4(4): http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/4/4/2158244014562380

Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., Hazel, S., Krawczyk, V. J., Milton, A. G., Koblar, S. A. (2014). Exploration of ethological issues in Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) for stroke suffers: Recommendations for action [Abstract], International Journal of Stroke, vol. 9(Supplement s1), p. 41.

Krawczyk, V. J., Crichton, J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., & Koblar, S. A. (2013). Perspectives on language, medicine and the human body in a multidisciplinary biomedical research group [Abstract], International Journal of Stroke, vol. 8(Supplement s1), p. 42.

Krawczyk, V. J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., Koblar, S. A., & Panickar, P. A. (2011) The under-reported nature of Transient Ischaemia Attacks (TIAs): The need to take a qualitative research direction [Abstract], International Journal of Stroke, vol. 6(Supplement s1), pp. 45-46.

Krawczyk, V. J., Crichton, J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., & Koblar, S. A. (2010) Case study of medical scientific researchers: Community of practice identification [Abstract], International Journal of Stroke, vol. 5(Supplement s1), p. 43.

ART EXHIBITIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Krawczyk, V. J. (2017). Animal intersections: Animal & human relations, multispecies world [Essay in Exhibition Catalogue], Peanut Gallery and Nexus Arts, Adelaide.

Krawczyk, V. J., (Chief Curator) and Caroline Adams (Co-Curator) with Caroline Gliddon, Fruzsi Kenez, Minna Suoniemi and Stephanie Radok. (2017). Animal Intersections: Animal & Human Relations, Multispecies World. Exhibition of contemporary works about animal lives at Peanut Gallery, Adelaide Arcade, Australia and Rewilding Vol. 2 (live art performance by Lisa Kusanagi, Demelza Kooij and Lars Koens) and moving-image screening at Nexus Arts, Lions Arts Centre, Adelaide, Australia.

Mendl Shaw, J. & Krawczyk, V. J & (2016). Learning to dance with horses on their own terms: The ethics and art of physical listening. Artistic workshop to be presented at the 11th International Conference on the Arts in Society: The Practice of Art in the Age of the Anthropocene in August. University of California, Los Angeles.

Krawczyk, V. J., (Curator) with Melanie Sarantou (Founder and Project Manager of Art South-South Trust). (2013).Namibia. Exhibition of contemporary Namibian art, craft and design at the Nexus Arts, Lions Arts Centre, Adelaide, Australia.

Krawczyk, V.J. & Satantou, M., Namibia [Exhibition Essay], Between 17 October and 1 November, 2013, Nexus Arts, Adelaide, South Australia.

CONFERENCES, PRESENTATIONS & OTHER WRITING

Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., & Krawczyk, V. J. (2018).  Dying before your pet: A legal literature review. Poster session presented at the 27th International Society for Anthrozoology Conference, Animals in Our Lives: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Human Animal Interactions. Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown (Sydney).

Krawczyk, V. J, Barthold, C., Higgins-Desbiolles, F. & Hamilton-Bruce, M. A. (July, 2017). Compassion for animals in organizational life: New research directions (Compassion for non-human animals in organizations: A filmic exploration). Paper presented at the 7th Australasian Animal Studies Association, Animal Intersections. University of Adelaide, Australia.

Krawczyk, V. J (August, 2016). The aesthetics of compassion for animals in science. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on the Arts in Society: The Practice of Art in the Age of the Anthropocene in August. University of California, Los Angeles.

Krawczyk, V. J & Barthold. C. (July, 2016).The rhythm of uncompassionate organizational space for non-human animals: A filmic exploration of Meat, Our Daily Bread and Never Let Me Go.  Paper presented at the 34th Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism. Uppsala University, Sweden. 

Krawczyk, V. J. (December, 2015). Animals in organizational life: Insights from contemporary art and the possibility of post-anthropocentric friendship. Paper presented at Cultural Studies Association of Australasian Conference, Minor Cultures. University of Melbourne, Australia.

Krawczyk, V. J., "The trouble with having compassion for animals in science and medicine." Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Leicester, [Invited Seminar Presentation], Leicester, United Kingdom. 15 October, 2015.

Barthold, C. & Krawczyk, V. J. (September, 2015). Financialisation of human subjectivity: Some musings on the complications for relationships between ourselves, our world and with animals. Paper presented at the 29th British Academy of Management Annual Conference. University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Krawczyk, V. J. & Hamilton-Bruce, M. A. (August, 2015). Favouring the domestic, tame and manageable: Animal advocacy and law in late Georgian Britain. Paper presented Higher Research Degrees Forum. University of South Australia, Australia.

Krawczyk, V. J & Mendl Shaw, J. (2015, July). Dancing with equine partners: The possibilities of relational art for respectful engagements with horses and other animals. Paper presented at Australasian Animals Studies Association Conference, Animal Publics: Emotion, Empathy, Activism. University of Melbourne, Australia.

Krawczyk, V. J & Barthold, C. (2015, July). Plant-based entrepreneurs: Changing our relations to animals under the logic of late capitalism. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference in Critical Management Studies. University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Krawczyk, V. J. & Hamilton-Bruce (2014, November). Colonel Richard Martin and Lord Thomas Erskine's crusade: Compassion for animals in Georgian Britain. Paper Presented at the All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community. University of California, Davis, United States. 

Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., Hazel, S., Krawczyk, V. J., Milton, A. G., Koblar, S. A. (2014, July). Exploration of ethological issues in Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) for stroke suffers: Recommendations for action. Poster session presented at Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia.  

Krawczyk, V. J., "Thinking about being human, while dancing with horses." University of Leicester, The Human League Research Group [Invited Presentation], Leicester, United Kingdom. 3 June, 2014.

Krawczyk, V. J., Crichton, J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., & Koblar, S. A. (2013, July/August).  Perspectives on language, medicine and the human body in a multidisciplinary biomedical research group. Poster session presented at Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Darwin, Australia. 

Krawczyk, V. J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., Crichton, J., & Koblar, S. A (2013, January). Communities of practice in translational research: The need to make learning key. Paper Presented at the BSA Regional Postgraduate Event: Who and what is management for?, University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

Krawczyk, V. J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., Koblar, S. A., & Panickar, P. A. (2011, September).  The under-reported nature of Transient Ischaemia Attacks (TIAs): The need to take a qualitative research direction.  Poster session presented at Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia. 

Krawczyk, V. J., Crichton, J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., & Koblar, S. A (2010, September).  Case study of medical scientific researchers: Community of practice identification.  Poster session presented at Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia. 

Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., Choudry, M. T., Krawczyk V. J., & Koblar, S. A. (2008, September).  Intellectual property: Issues, risk scenario modelling and management strategies.  Paper presented at the meeting of ANTA (Association of Neurophysiological Technologists of Australia), Newcastle, New South Wales.

Krawczyk, V. J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., & Koblar, S. A. (2008, October).  Managing risk for the Stroke Research Programme (SRP).  Poster session presented at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Research Day, Adelaide, Australia. 

Krawczyk, V. J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., & Koblar, S. A. (2008, September).  Managing risk for the Stroke Research Programme (SRP).  Poster session presented at the 6th World Stroke Congress, Vienna, Austria. 

Krawczyk, V. J. (2008).  Managing risk for the SRP: identification, assessment and planning.  South Australia: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 

Krawczyk, V. J. (2007, Winter Edition).  Silencing dissent: How the Australian Government is controlling public opinion and stifling debate by Clive Hamilton and Sarah Maddison [Book review].SACOSS News, p. 10.

Krawczyk, V. J. (2006, November/December).  Fear and politics by Dr Carmen Lawrence [Book Review].SACOSS News, p. 14.







Associations


Australian Animal Studies Group

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

British Academy of Management

The Stroke Research Programme