“If a truth is never communicable as such, it nevertheless implies, at a distance from itself, powerful reshapings of the forms and referents of communication.”

(L’ethique: Essai sur la conscience du Mal (1993), Alain Badiou)

 “…the whole of modern thought is imbued with the necessity of thinking the unthought…”

“ Even before prescribing, suggesting a future, saying what must be done, even before exhorting or merely sounding an alarm, thought, at the level of its existence, in its very dawning, is in itself an action- a perilous act.”

(Les Mots et les choses (1966), Michel Foucault)

Conference Presentations

Paper presentation “Serpent Ritual of Pueblo Indians and Accessing Embodied Memory” and participant in the round table “Making Our Old Century New Again” at the 40th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association: Explorations, Kansas City, 7-9 Mar 2019 (upcoming) 

Led workshop: “Hystero-Grotesque Mode” at the PRAXIS, INC. 2019, Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU

Lecture presentations, performance, and surreal meal: “The Politics of the Unconscious: Hysteria, Surrealism, and Avant-Garde Dance”, presented by the Marxist Education Project at New Perspectives Studio, NYC, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Proposed and moderated the panel “Aesthetics and Politics of Embodied Expression”. Speakers: choreographer Anabella Lenzu and photographer Camille Cier at Left Forum, John Jay College, NYC, 2018

Paper presentation “Space of Asylum: Delirium and Scene” at the 39th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association: Vistas, Philadelphia, 2018

Interactive presentation and performance: “Readers' Response - Performance of Subjective Disorganization” at Just Situations (performative convention) at Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, 2017

Paper Presentation “Fin-de-siècle Hysteria and Choreographic Commentary on Embodying Unconscious” at Approaching Dance conference at  CUNY, NYC, 2017

 Paper presentation “Nineteenth Century Hysteria and Embodied Expression,”  Panel “Some Dance to Remember, Some Dance to Forget: Dance and  Memory in the XIX century,”  Nineteenth Century Studies Association caucus  in Charleston, 2017

Theoretization of Symptom",  two part Lecture/Performance in English and Serbian at the
Chancellor's Lecture Hall, University of the Arts, May 22nd, Belgrade, 2015

"Tuesday Lectures: displays of live anatomy" (paper presentation) at the conference Disabling Normative Behavior in Contemporary Art, UCSD Department of Visual Arts - 8th Annual PhD Symposium (March 6-7) San Diego, 2015 

Martyrdom, grotesque performance and medical establishment, (paper presentation) at the seminar "Breakdown" at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Comparative Literature Association, ACLA (March 26-8), Seattle, 2015

'Theorizing Convulsive Martyrdom' (paper presentation) at Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders - Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, Chicago, November 2014 

'Spatial Phantasms of Modernity: Language and Choreography' (paper presentation) at 6th Choreography Symposium entitled Choreography and Imagination, University of Cologne, Cologne, July 2014


Poetics of Idiosyncratic Embodiments in Modernity’ (spoken presentation), Graduate Fellowship Recipients Conference at Temple University, Philadelphia, September 2013
'Hysterics’ Excesses and Malleability of Mephistopheles' (paper presentation), PS 19 conference Now Then: Performance and Temporality, Panel: Bodies in History, Stanford University, Palo Alto, July 2013
Book review of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism by Peter Hudis (book talk) Conference Historical Materialism 2013, New York City, May 2013
'Body, Dying and Aesthetics of Abjection' (video presentation), P.S. MA conference Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York City, 2010
'Transient Identities between Stillness and Motion' (paper presentation),The International Conference on the Arts in Society, held at the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti of the Instituto Veneto di Science, Venice, 2009
'Inhale–exhale; inside–outside; history–present' (site-specific movement investigation), Graduate forum (In)Tangible Bodies, Dance Under Construction IX, University of California, Davis, 2007