Dr Natasa Lackovic

Lecturer

Research Overview

My research interest broadly tackles educational futures as linked to issues and complexities of material and social futures, via interdisciplinary approaches to knowledge, research, curriculum and pedagogy. This incorporates concerns for social justice, concepts such as visual, material and digital education and culture, a semiotic theory of knowledge, socio-materiality, multimodality, critical theory and critical media literacy. I am particularly interested in multimodal methods, method development and innovation, exploring a relational ontology and theory at the nexus of “the society(cultural and ideological production) - ecosystem - material artefacts (e.g. technology)”, as a reciprocal approach to co-existence of all things. My scholarship also includes critical approaches to the construct of graduate employability, identity, and contemplations of post constructs such as post-digital, post-human and post-truth.

Semiosis and Education network seminar
Invited talk

2nd International Conference 'Why Still Education?'
Participation in conference

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

4th international Association for Visual Pedagogies (AVP) conference Ocular Becoming in Dangerous Times: the politics of 'seeing'.
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

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for Lecturers on the applications of visual media, digital photographs and multimodality in teaching-learning
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

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

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

"Andrew Hendry Postgraduate Scholarship"
Other distinction

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

External Research Associate
Appointment

Open Society International Fellow
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
Prize (including medals and awards)

External Examiner (postgraduate programme)
Appointment

Erasmus Mundus Scholar
Prize (including medals and awards)

Learning Sciences Research Institute and Visual Learning Lab Scholarship
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