Lina Dencik is a lecturer at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. 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 and Communication Studies (CMCS). 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 the relationships between media, politics and globalisation.
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. Her recent book Media and Global Civil Society (Palgrave 2012) takes a critical look at developments in news practices and cosmopolitan theories of ‘global civil society’. She is currently doing research on the nature and potential of online activism, especially with regards to social media, and the changing nature of labour movements and worker resistance.
She has also acted as the UK expert in the Open Society Institute-funded study on the inconsistencies of the recent Hungarian media law with European norms and practices and is presently involved in further research on politics, civil society and media in contemporary Hungary.