Sonja
        Hristina
        Bjelić



MFA, CD(DONA), HBCE








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    Sonja
    Hristina
    Bjelić



Scholar / Teacher


I am pursuing an interdisciplinary PhD in Balkan Studies at the University of Ljubljana. My area of focus is ethnographic analysis of traditional birth practices in Southern Serbia. In addition to doctoral studies, I also teach an upper level research and writing class at the City University of New York where students are asked to explore the history of the expropriation of birth.

I am developing a curriculum for an interdisciplinary workshop titled "Birth In Context: Language, Power, Psyche, Body" that focuses on the intersections between poetry, theory and birth. Using a dialogic, poetic and intuitive-based approach, the workshop will explore birth and reproduction within varied contexts: systems of power and oppression; the field of psychoanalysis; systems of language. From an ancient and mystical understanding of the body, and with direct engagement of poetic imagination, we tap into our innate capacity for associative and meditative registers of understanding.

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