M.E. Luka

Assistant Professor, Arts, Culture, Media (UTSC) & Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto


M.E. Luka is an award-winning scholar, activist and digital media producer for arts, social enterprises, broadcasting and telecommunications, and creative management policy, planning, and practice. She studies modes and meanings of creativity and innovation in the digital age to investigate how arts, culture, media, and civic sectors are networked together. M.E. is a co-investigator on Archive/Counter-Archive: Activating Canada’s Moving Image Heritage, a six-year national partnership involving several universities and cultural organizations. She was recently PI on a SSHRC connection grant that brought together more than 500 people in 14 seminars internationally for an investigation of digital and critical research methods in technoculture. Dr. Luka’s Banting Fellowship, From Creative Citizenship to Globally-Networked Cultural Collaboration, launched a comparative international research project examining state-of-the-art creative hubs and partnerships in Canada, the UK, and Australia. Her research draws on creative and cultural studies; arts, media, and cultural management theory; digital humanities, social sciences and urban development practices; and leading practices in digital data management, including audience, client and community engagement, and feminist science and technology studies (STS). She is currently Assistant Professor of Arts, Media and Culture Management in the Arts Management program at University of Toronto Scarborough campus (UTSC), with a cross-appointment to Faculty of Information graduate studies.