Ludek is Lecturer in Media and International Development.
His research interests lie at the intersection of critical media studies, political sociology and international development. His doctoral research at the University of Strathclyde explored the role of the news media in the global politics of HIV/AIDS and the campaign for access to life-saving medicines in the Global South.
Ludek teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules, in areas including humanitarian communication, media representations of development, and media and terrorism. He is co-Director (with Dr Martin Scott) of the new BA Media and International Development programme.
Before joining the School of International Development in September 2015, he was Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bath (2013-2015) and also taught at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
- 2014 - PhD in Sociology, University of Strathclyde
- 2007 - MA in European Studies (cum laude), Maastricht University
- 2006 - BA in European Studies, Maastricht University
Losing the media battle, waging the policy war: The pharmaceutical industry’s response to the access to medicines crisis in the Global South,
in Global Media and Communication
pp. 275-294Full Text UEA Repository
Quiet legal (r)evolutions? TRIPS, TTIP and corporate power in post-democratic times,
(2)Full Text UEA Repository
AIDS in Africa and the British media: Shifting images of a pandemic,
in Africa's Media Image in the 21st Century : From the ‘Heart of Darkness’ to ‘Africa Rising’.
ISBN 9781138962323, 9781138962316Full Text UEA Repository
AIDS, Africa and popular culture: Mediated cosmopolitanism in a neoliberal era,
in Media and Cosmopolitanism.
ISBN 978-3-0343-0969-1UEA Repository
Images of Gaza and the erasure of history,Full Text
Global trade politics and the spectre of the public,Full Text
Framing AIDS in times of global crisis: 'Wasting' Africa yet again?,
pp. 695-711Full Text UEA Repository
I am the programme co-director (with Dr Martin Scott) of the BA Media and International Development programme. I currently teach on the following modules:
- Humanitarian Communication (Convenor)
- Wars and Humanitarian Crises
- Public Policy and Welfare
- Media and International Development
- Media and Society
- Governance, Development and Democracy
- Conflict, Civil Wars and Peace
I also supervise a number of undergraduate and MA dissertations in areas related to my expertise.