Lina Dencik is Lecturer at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and Director of MA Journalism, Media and Communications. She holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London and has previously worked at the Central European University in Budapest where she is still a Fellow with the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS). Prior to that she worked as a television producer/director at Brook Lapping Productions in London.
Lina is the coordinator for the MA modules “Politics of Global Communication” and “Social Media and Politics” as well as the BA module “Global Journalism”.
Her research interests broadly concern developments in media and technology and political and social change.
With a background in Politics and International Relations as well as Media and Communications, she is guided by an interdisciplinary approach to understanding media and social and political change. She is the author of Media and Global Civil Society (Palgrave 2012) which takes a critical look at developments in news practices and cosmopolitan theories of ‘global civil society’ and is currently writing about digital activism and the changing nature of labour movements for the book Worker Resistance and Media: Challenging Global Corporate Power in the 21st Century (Peter Lang, 2015; co-authored with Peter Wilkin).
Lina is also involved in a number of projects that critically examine aspects of citizenship in a digital age and is co-investigator on the ESRC-funded project 'Digital Citizenship and Surveillance Society: UK State-Media-Citizen relations after the Snowden leaks' hosted at Cardiff University and is co-editing a forthcoming volume on Critical Approaches to Social Media Protest for Rowman & Littlefield International.
She would be happy to supervise PhD students in any of these areas.