About me

Ludicrous /ˈl(j)uːdɪkrəs/ So foolish, unreasonable or out of place as to be amusing.

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Hi there – I’m Ludmila, an early-career scholar in media and communications. I currently work at the University of Sussex as a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies. I completed my PhD in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and an MSc in Communication and Information at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Brazil). I have previously worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at LSE Sociology, as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Media, Communication, and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, and supervised MSc Dissertations in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London.

My research interests include technology and society, internet studies, digital cultures, critical approaches to social media and everyday life, and qualitative methods. My doctoral research, which was supervised by Professor Nick Couldry and Professor Ellen Helsper, intersects with all of these topics. In general terms, the project aimed to understand how people experience liveness – the sense of immediate connection through media – in their everyday practices with digital technologies of communication and, more specifically, with mainstream social media platforms. You can read more about my PhD thesis here.

P.S.: The amazing animation from the header was created by digital artist Lacey Micallef, and retrieved from that once wonderful place called Tumblr.