Meet our PhD candidates: Lela Mosemghvdlishvili | Media and Communication
Meet our PhD candidates:
Lela Mosemghvdlishvili | Media and Communication
In this biweekly interview cycle we ask PhD candidates of the Graduate School about what inspires and motivates their research. In the second edition, <link people l-mosemghvdlishvili>Lela Mosemghvdlishvili of the Department of Media & Communication and member of the PhD council tells us about her research project Getting 'smarter', having 'smarter' phones.
In her research Lela explores how mobile devices are designed and developed. “I’m not interested in how people use them,” Lela explains. “I look at the groups that influence what kind of technology we have in our hands.”
Her research is very important to Lela not only from a professional perspective, but also personally. “I see my PhD as an intellectual quest. At the beginning you feel very lost,” she recalls. “You dive into this immense amount of literature, struggling to find your way until at a certain point you suddenly see the little contribution your dissertation will bring to this already immense knowledge we have in academia. It can be a tough and stressful process, but in the end it’s very rewarding.”