ACRS Alumna Darja Filippova

August 22, 2016

I am grateful for the Religious Studies Specialization for creating a curriculum that has enabled to transform my “intuitions into knowledge” about religion, and supplemented this metamorphosis with many bottles of wine, cookies and strawberries throughout the year.

 
 
 

DARJA FILIPPOVA

CEU RELIGIOUS STUDIES STUDENT
AY 2014/2015

THESIS: THE APPROPRIATION OF THE HOLY FOOL TOPOS IN POST-SOVIET POLITICAL PERFORMANCE ART

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Darja graduated from CEU with an MA in History and a Certificate in Religious Studies in June 2015. 

She also holds a BA in East Asian Studies and Chinese from Smith College and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the Art Institute of Chicago. 

Her academic writing deals with post-socialist art and politics and is informed by critical theory and the discourse on translation. She has an ongoing interest in religion as a mode of resistance, and her thesis traces lineages of Orthodox aesthetics, blasphemy and political protest art in Russia. Her current projects can be found at her blog http://www.darjafilippova.com/.

Darja is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Princeton University. 

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