GloComNet conversations - Working with Stories by Cyntia Kurtz

GloComNet conversations with Cynthia Kurtz

In this series Lex Hoogduin interviews guests from the diverse worlds of complexity: social, economic, scientific. The first guest in the series is Cynthia Kurtz. Ms. Kurtz ( is a consultant, researcher, and software developer in the field of Participatory Narrative Inquiry, a mixed-methods approach which was originally developed at IBM Research. In 2014, Cynthia published the first and only textbook in the field, Working with Stories ( In the interview, she highlights the roots of PNI in Action Research and Narrative Inquiry, and she explains the surprising connections between stories, complexity, and economics. We think you will find their conversation equally surprising.