Dr Lukasz Szulc is a Marie Curie Individual Fellow in the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, as well as postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is also an incoming co-chair (2017-2021) of LGBTQ Interest Groupin the International Communication Association.
Lukasz is currently conducting a European Union-funded project ‘Facelook: Identity Management on Social Media by Diasporic LGBTQs’ (2017-2018), looking into the transformations of identity in the new media landscape of the early XXI century. His academic interests include critical and cultural media studies (particularly digital media), identity construction, sexualities, nationalisms and transnationalisms. He has extensively published on these topics in international peer-reviewed journals such as International Journal of Communication, New Media & Society, Social Media + Society and Sexualities.
Lukasz defended his PhD in Communication Studies in February 2015 at the University of Antwerp. The title of his dissertation was (Trans)national Queers Online: An Analysis of LGBTQ Websites in Poland and Turkey and it focused on the intersections of internet communication, LGBTQ identities and national belongings. Three articles based on his doctoral research received awards from international academic associations: the International Communication Association (ICA), British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) as well as Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA). His website is www.lukaszszulc.com and he tweets from @LukaszSzulc.