Dr Natasa Lackovic

Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interest broadly tackles educational futures as linked to challenges and complexities of material, digital and social futures, via interdisciplinary approaches and theories. These incorporate concerns for social justice; visual and arts based research and pedagogy (photographs, sketching and graphic narratives), socio-materiality; (digital) semiotics and a semiotic theory of learning; multimodality, critical thinking and critical media literacy; student/staff wellbeing and mental health. I am particularly interested in methods development and innovation, and exploring a relational ontology in theory and practice at the nexus of “the society (cultural and ideological production and impact) - material artefacts - digital technology - ecology”. My scholarship also includes critical approaches to graduate employability and identity, the postdigital and post-truth.

Invited panel: Peircean perspectives on multimodal sign processes and embodiment
Invited talk

The 4th Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics
Participation in conference

Eco/edusemiotic approaches to learning environments
Invited talk

Semiosis and Education network seminar
Invited talk

Keynote: 2nd International Conference 'Why Still Education?' @ Emancipation and/or Education: Challenges and Frictions
Participation in conference

CPD workshop: Applying multimodal and critical media literacy learning designs and analysis in teaching across disciplines
Invited talk

Learning with comics and WWI stories: Lancaster City Museum talk
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Second Annual Conference Capitalism, Social Science and the Platform University
Participation in conference

2nd International Conference 'Why Still Education?' (Event)
Membership of committee

An evening of suspense, fun, story telling and art! FASS talk
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Inquiry Graphics (IG) in Research and Teaching: An approach to multimodal semiotic analysis of images and related artefacts
Invited talk

Keynote: 4th international Association for Visual Pedagogies (AVP) conference
Participation in conference

Researching and teaching in social sciences, humanities and beyond: from separation to relationality via multimodal and semiotic inquiries
Invited talk

Researching language and its relationships with other modes of communication
Invited talk

CPD seminar and workshop: Application of visual media and multimodality in teaching-learning via inquiry graphics, sponsored by the Irish National Seminar Series
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

CPD/OED seminar/workshop, a Sharing Practice Event: How to make images speak: engaging students via images in your teaching
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The visual, semiotic and multimodal side of higher education
Invited talk

Brill (Publisher)
Editorial activity

Comics Up Close, academic and public symposium (Event)
Membership of committee

“Inquiry Graphics”: A multimodal, Peircean and Edusemiotic approach to graphic Higher Education research and practice
Invited talk

Postdigital Science and Education (Journal)
Editorial activity

The Comics Project
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Association for Visual Pedagogies annual conference (Event)
Membership of committee

The Dukes, Lancaster
School Engagement

Multimodality and semiotics of teaching-learning in Higher Education: research and pedagogical tools
Invited talk

Regional South-East doctoral students workshop: multimodal methodologies in education research
Invited talk

Multimodal Methodologies in Education: Dealing with visual and digital data
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Art beyond the Arts and Humanities:Pictorial Images for Interdisciplinary Learning, presented at the Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society
Participation in conference

Social media and social justice in Higher Education: power and performance in the Twitter theatre; HECU8 paper presentation
Participation in conference

"Inquiry graphics" method:a semiotic analytical framework for doing research with photographs
Invited talk

MultiMAP: Exploring MultiModal Artefact Pedagogy in digital Higher Education
Participation in conference

Inquiry graphics: depictive images pedagogy and possibilities for teacher education
Invited talk

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (Journal)
Editorial activity

“Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Award”
Prize (including medals and awards)

"Andrew Hendry Postgraduate Scholarship"
Other distinction

Erasmus Mundus Scholar
Prize (including medals and awards)

Learning Sciences Research Institute and Visual Learning Lab Scholarship
Prize (including medals and awards)

North West Cultural Education Award 2017: Arts Partnership Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

North West Coast Research and Innovation Award 2019
Prize (including medals and awards)

External Examiner (postgraduate programme)
Appointment

External Research Associate
Appointment

Open Society International Fellow
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation
  • Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education
  • Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning