Dr Lukasz Szulctemporary profile photo

Lecturer in Digital Media and Society



Telephone: 0114 222 6416 (external), 26416 (internal)
Room: Elmfield, B06f


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.


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

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).



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