Christina Novakov-Ritchey (CNR) earned her Ph.D at the University of California - Los Angeles and is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Houston - Clear Lake

Her research examines peasants, communism, ecology, folklore, and aesthetics in the Yugoslav region. Her next research project is focused on global postsocialist performance.

She is
the co-organizer of the (Post)Socialist Studies Group funded by the UC Humanities Research Institute and a core member of the Dialoguing Posts Network. She teaches on postsocialism, revolutionary art, feminism, critical folklore, and global colonialisms. Her research on incantation-based healing practices in the postsocialist Balkans has recently been published by KAJET magazine and the European Journal of Cultural Studies.

Contact via email: cnovakov (at) ucla (dot) edu

Backwards scholar, utilitarian artist.   
Los Angeles / Belgrade