Mary Elizabeth Luka

Faculty member M.E. Luka
Assistant Professor
Arts Management
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Dr. MaryElizabeth (“M.E.”) Luka is Assistant Professor, Arts & Media Management at University of Toronto, where she examines modes and meanings of co-creative production, distribution and dissemination in the digital age for the arts, media and civic sectors. Dr. Luka holds a Connaught New Researcher Fellowship examining creative networks in Canada (see Dr. Luka is a founding member of the Critical Digital Methods Institute at University of Toronto Scarborough, of research-creation group Narratives in Space + Time Society, and of the technoculture research group, the Fourchettes. She is policy co-lead on the six-year SSHRC-funded partnership Archive/Counter-Archive: Activating Canada's Moving Image Heritage at York University, Canada and PI on SSHRC-funded research addressing remuneration of independent media arts online. Luka is lead supervisor for the Mitacs-funded Research in Residence: Arts’ Civic Impact research (, advisory member of Aarhus University Future Making Research Consortium. Previous research is found in Topia; Canadian Journal of Communication; Public; Canadian Theatre Review; Information, Communication & Society; Social Media & Society; chapters in Energy Culture: Arts and Theory on Oil and Beyond; Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age; and scholarly anthologies and commissioned research for the Department of Canadian Heritage about transitions in creative industries.




Luka, M.E. (2020). Making video glitter in the time of COVID. Qualitative Inquiry. DOI: 10.1177/1077800420962473


Luka, M.E. & Wallace, J. with Yung, H., Ilona Harris, K., Siconfolfo, C., Walker, H. (2020). Towards a Measurement Framework for Creative Hubs. Department of Canadian Heritage, Arts Branch. Commissioned Report. (145 pages). 


Luka, M.E. (2019). The LTTV Consultations: Mapping Old and New Interests in Television Today. DOI:


Luka, M.E. (2019). Walking matters: A peripatetic rethinking of energy culture (2019). For Energy Culture: Arts and Theory on Oil and Beyond, eds. Imre Szeman, Jeff Diamanti. Energy and Society Series. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, pp. 61-75.


Luka, M.E. & Millette, M. (2018). Re(framing) Big Data: activating situated knowledge and a feminist ethics of care in social media research. Social Media & Society Special Issue: Ethics as Method, January-March 2018: 1-10. Eds. Annette N. Markham, Andrew Herman and Katrin Tildenberg. DOI: 10.1177/2056305118768297 


Luka, M.E. & Lilley, B. (2018). The NiS+TS psychogeographer’s table: Countering the official Halifax Explosion archive. Public 57: Archive/Anarchive/Counter-Archive, Volume 29, Number 57,