Lecturer in Film Production, Staffordshire University, Staffordshire University

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.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Lecturer in Film Production, Staffordshire University

Education

  • 2018 
    Birkbeck, University of London, Practice-based PhD in film and Latin American Study
  • 2009 
    London Southbank University, 1st Honours Degree in Digital Media Arts
  • 2004 
    Jagiellonian University, MA in Film, Media and Communication
  • 2002 
    Silesian University, Film Department, MA in Film Direction (unfinished)

Publications

  • 2019
    Title: Voice of the Arhuacos: Transcending the Borders of “Indigenous” Filmmaking in Colombia, The Journal of Communication and Media Studies
  • 2018
    Intercultural communication and decolonial strategies in the Arhuaco filmmaking and collaborations, AnthroVision SI: Epistemic Disobedience: Transcultural and Collaborative Filmmaking as a Decolonial Option
  • 2005
    Sexuality and solitude in contemporary French cinema, ‘Reżyserki Kina. Tradycja i współczesność’

Professional Memberships

  • International Association For Visual Culture
  • LASA - Latin American Studies Association
  • SLAS - Society for Latin American Studies
  • WISPS - Women in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American Studies
  • AHGBI - Association of Hispanists of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Corkscrew – Practice-based research network at Birkbeck
  • Communications & Media Studies Research Network