Dr. Katalin (Kati) Lustyik received her M.A and Ph.D. in Media Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Starting in 2004, she completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in New Zealand, at the Centre for Communication Research, Auckland University of Technology. Between 2007,-2009, she was a Regional Visiting Research at the Institute for European Studies, Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY.
She has been at Ithaca College since fall 2006 teaching critical interdisciplinary courses including Global Flow of Information, European Mass Media, Senior Seminar: Special Topics, Seminar in Geomedia, Topics in Media Technologies. She has also supervised independent study projects on a wide variety of international topics (e.g. bro’Town’s international success; US politics and the international versions of Sesame Street, Disney theme parks in Asia).
Dr. Lustyik's research projects have included: Children's television channels around the world (from Disney, Nickelodeon to Minimax and Al Jazeera Children's Channel); Disney Culture in the global context, Global Netflix and digital platforms, digital mindfulness, screen tourism (e.g. Game of Thrones tourism industry in Iceland).