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Dr Natasa Lackovic


Natasa Lackovic

Lancaster University

County South



Tel: +44 1524 594662

Research overview

My name in the original spelling is: Nataša (Lacković) – pronounced just like “Natasha” in English.

I am a Co-Director of Lancaster University's comics and graphic novels network CGN ReOPeN: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/reopen/

I am passionate about three main research themes:

1) pictorial images, art and artefact based research and practices in general and higher education, addressing educational and wider community needs; particular interest: photographs, graphic novels/comics, illustrations and street art.  

2) multimodality and semiotics of teacher-student practice and research methods in higher education, cross-fertilised with selected theoretical lenses, such as critical and emerging learning theories, and

3) student/teacher/societal well-being, creativity and empowerment.

My interests also include:

  • "University-Creative Industry/Independent Artistic Associations-Community" links and collaboration, such as projects with comic artists
  • Critical views on graduate employability; graduate employability paradigm shift
  • Multiculturality and (im)migration, intercultural competencies, fluid identities, and critical exploirations on how those relate to HE "internationalisation" and "globalization"
  • Student-created (multimodal) resources and artistic acts for new conceptualisations/theorisation of learning in general and HE in particular

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students with the interests aligned with the ones mentioned in this profile.

Current Teaching


I teach on the entirely online Doctoral Programme in Higher Education Research, Evaluation and Enhancement (HEREE) and convene the module ED.S842: Enhancing Learning Teaching and Assessment at University.



Career Details

Before coming to Lancaster, I spent four years at the University of Nottingham, exploring the role of digital pictures in HE teaching-learning applied via a design-based research approach (my PhD). Publications from this PhD thesis are on their way. At Nottingham, I was also working as Teaching Assistant for master's degree courses and on various research projects to supplement my international fees. Therefore, I engaged in various projects tackling education with 3D heritage artefacts, new conceptualisations of graduate employability, the role of microblogging (Twitter) in HE, and Black and Ethnic Minority students’ achievement, among other projects. Prior to Nottingham, I did my MA at the Institute of Education/UCL, London, exploring the role of language and literature textbooks’ images (alongside literature excerpts) relating to critical theories of national identity formation. I began my career as an English teacher (5 years of teaching experience), having completed a BA in English Studies (Language and Literature) at the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

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