Eleftheria Lekakis

Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, University of Sussex

Eleftheria is interested in the relationship between communication, politics and culture. She has previously published work on consumer activism, digital media and civic engagement, and has recently been researching media activism and creative tactics. Prior to joining the School, she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. She holds degrees in political science (BA, University of Crete) and media and communications (MSc, London School of Economics and PhD, Goldsmiths College), and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She also curates a documentary archive (http://greekdocsblog.wordpress.com/) showcasing independent documentary production in the context of the crisis in Greece.

Her research relates to the Art/Law Network with regards to the question of creative activism. Specifically, it is relevant to the various tactics of subvertising which might include challenging or appropriation of law and culture through artistic interventions.

She would be interested in examining the political role of art and the challenges it faces or it can pose to the framework of law. Generally, is very interested in the relationship between art and activism as well as the appropriation of law.

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