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.
CEU RELIGIOUS STUDIES STUDENT
THESIS: THE APPROPRIATION OF THE HOLY FOOL TOPOS IN POST-SOVIET POLITICAL PERFORMANCE ART
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/.