Dr Lukasz Szulc

PhD

Department of Sociological Studies

Lecturer in Digital Media and Society

Dr Lukasz Szulc
l.szulc@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 6416

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Dr Lukasz Szulc
Department of Sociological Studies
Room B06f
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
Sheffield
S10 2TU
Profile

Lukasz joined the Department in 2018 as a Lecturer in Digital Media and Society. He defended his PhD on nationalism and transnationalism in queer digital cultures in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Antwerp in 2015.

He is a recipient of European Commission’s Marie Curie Individual Fellowship for the project on queer migrant identities and social media profiles, which he has conducted in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Lukasz has been actively involved in the International Communication Association.

He currently acts as the association’s board member and co-chair of the LGBTQ Interest Group (2017-2021), after serving as the group’s Student and Early Career Representative between 2016 and 2017.

Research interests

Lukasz’s work is dedicated to cultural and critical media studies which investigate the role of media in everyday life. He has been particularly interested in the intersections of queer, national and transnational identities in the context of globalisation and digital media.

He usually discusses those topics from the perspective of Central and Eastern European countries, particularly Poland, advocating internationalisation and de-westernisation of media studies.

His current research project looks into the transformations of identity in the digital media landscape of the early XXI century, examining self-presentation practices of Polish LGBTQs in the UK.

Research areas:

  • Cultural and critical media studies
  • Digital media and identity
  • Queer theory and LGBTQ studies
  • Nationalism and transnationalism
  • Central and Eastern Europe, particularly Poland
  • Qualitative research methods
Publications

Books

Journal articles

Chapters

Reports

Other

  • Szulc L (2019) Queer and over here: Polish migrants stay on despite Brexit, LSE Blogs. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2019) How LGBT rights became a key battleground in Poland’s election, LSE Blogs. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2019) Our Profile(d) Selves: How social media platforms use data to tell us who we should be, LSE Blogs. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2017) Was Homosexuality Illegal in Communist Europe?, Notches Blog. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2017) How underground magazines helped liberate gay men in the Cold War, PinkNews. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2017) The Intimate (Self-)Regulation of Big Tech, LSE Blogs. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2016) The New Polish Government and ‘Gender Ideology’, Notches Blog. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2016) Operation Hyacinth and Poland’s Pink Files, Notches Blog. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2015) Histories of Sexualities in Central and Eastern Europe, Notches Blog. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2014) Conchita’s Europe: Eurovision, homonationalism and the politics of sexuality, Notches Blog. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2014) What will .GAY stand for?, Notches Blog. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Szulc L (2014) Making the Polish Stonewall, Notches Blog. RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Lukasz currently teaches modules for BA and MA programmes in Digital Media and Society.

He is a module leader for:

  • ‘Perspective on Digital Society’ (MA)
  • ‘Queer Theory and the Media’ (BA)

He is a seminar leader for:

  • ‘Social Media, Data and Society’ (MA)

Previously, Lukasz also taught ‘Digital Identities’ in the department as well as ‘The Audience in Media and Communications’ and ‘Media, Technology and Everyday Life’ in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at LSE and he is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).