Lina Dencik is a lecturer at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. She was previously a Research Fellow at the Central European University in Budapest and holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London. Prior to that she worked as a television producer/director at Brook Lapping Productions.
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) deals with developments in news practices and cosmopolitan theories of ‘global civil society’.
She is currently involved in research on the nature and potential of online activism, especially with regards to social media, and contemporary understandings of civil society. 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 currently involved in further research on the state of the news media in the UK.