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Speakers » Marta Lukacovic

  • Assistant Professor

  • Furman University, SC

  • USA

Marta N. Lukacovic, PhD., is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Furman University, SC, USA. Her recent research concentrates on online user-generated content and media coverage surrounding matters of security and political violence. She is particularly interested in media’s role in shaping the depictions and perceptions of security threats. She is a vice-president of Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers, which connects global communication scholars with colleagues from post-Soviet and Eastern European regions. Currently she is also leading the team of editors of the 2-volume book project that maps different developments within media and communication studies across Eurasian countries.

“Examining Media around African Swine Fever in Slovakia”

This study examines the media coverage of African Swine Fever in Slovakia amid efforts to contain the virus’ spread. The analysis emphasizes the importance of culturally centering such efforts, as traditional the pig-slaying process and celebration in rural Slovakia hindered containment efforts.