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Jelena joined King’s in 2020 as a Lecturer in Digital Media and Communication. She has previously worked at LSE as a Fellow, at the University of Westminster as an Associate Lecturer, and at Ofcom as a Policy Advisor.

Jelena specialises in media and communications regulation and policy, citizenship, technological developments, and governance innovations. She has been lecturing for over a decade and has won multiple awards for her contributions in this area. Jelena has conducted research for and advised European Commission, RISJ, University of Oxford, Food Standards Agency, and a number of start-ups, consultancies and think-tanks.

Jelena holds a PhD in Media Policy from the University of Westminster, CAMRI, a Master’s degree from the same University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistic and Literature from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • Governance innovations
  • Data and platform governance
  • Media and communication technologies
  • Democracy and citizenship
  • Power and culture


Jelena’s teaching covers a number of areas: theoretical approaches to the study of media, culture and communication, governance, policy and regulation, cultural studies and creative industries, research methods, and critical approaches to promotional industries.