Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Dr. Lukacovic teaches courses in mass media and communication studies. Her recent research has been primarily focused on trends in political communication on digital media platforms; specifically user-generated online content in connection to security, violence, and peace journalism. Her works have appeared in scholarly journals; International Communication Research Journal and Conflict & Communication Online. She has also presented at a number of regional, national, and international conferences; including annual conferences of leading associations in the field such as NCA (National Communication Association), AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication), and ICA (International Communication Association).
- Elizabeth G. Youngjohn Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Communication, Wayne State University (2014)
- Graduate Student Research/Creative Activity Award, Department of Communication, Wayne State University (2015)
- Top Competitive Graduate Student Paper (I. Place), Eurasian Communication Association of North America at National Communication Association (NCA), (2015)
- Top Panel Award in Media Studies, Central States Communication Association (CSCA), (2014)
- Ph.D., Wayne State University
- M.A., Wayne State University
- B.A., Ferris State University
- Lukacovic, M. N. (2016) Peace journalism and radical media ethics. Conflict & Communication Online, 15(2).
- Vultee, F., Lukacovic, M., & Stouffer, R. (2015). Eyes 1, brain 0: Securitization in text, image and news topic. International Communication Research Journal, 50(2), 111-138.
- Brown, K., & Lukacovic, M. N. (2014, April). Peace journalism: Transforming the field of journalism. The Peace Journalist Magazine, 20-21.