Lecturer in Film Production at Staffordshire University, researcher, photographer, filmmaker, and a passionate traveller. Agata Lulkowska holds a practice-based PhD in film and Latin-American studies from Birkbeck, University of London. Her research focuses on the politics of visual representation among the Arhuaco community from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. She used collaborative filmmaking as a method. Lulkowska also holds Master's Degree in Film and Media Studies (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland), unfinished MA in Film Direction (Silesian University, Katowice, Poland), and a First Class Honours degree in Digital Media Arts (London South Bank University). Alongside her research work, she actively exhibits her visual work in wide international circles (Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Bologna). Lulkowska's research is very interdisciplinary and addresses questions of representation, otherness and intercultural communication. She is particularly interested in the way film and video circulate in international circles, and how the aspect of communication transcends the cultural barriers. For the past year, she resided in South Korea where she held the position of a global coach, travelling extensively around the globe. She is currently an academic reviewer for the Common Ground Research network while she works on a book publication focused on her research in Colombia.