I am an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. I have been here since August 2008. Prior to that I taught at the University of Oklahoma and at Michigan State University.
I am part of both the photojournalism and journalism studies faculty groups at the J-School, but most of my teaching is in the photojournalism area. I regularly teach photojournalism history and a graduate seminar called Photography in Society. Recently I have also been teaching Mass Media Seminar, the initial class in our master's program, and Qualitative Research Methods. I also have taught a multimedia course in photojournalism, where my professional experience in radio and freelance photography/video/design comes in handy.
My recent research examines how international news is visually framed in publications and in award-winning images, and I do historical research in photojournalism.
I am quite often photographing people with a way of life that I think might not last for much longer. I want them and their way of life to be recorded. Photography is a great tool for remembering. - Markéta Luskacová