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chritchey 

Christina Novakov-Ritchey is a scholar and artist whose work deals with epistemic violence, colonial modernity, global postsocialism, decoloniality, and legacies of imperialism in the Balkans.

Novakov-Ritchey earned a B.A. with High Honors in Comparative Literature at UC Davis and a M.A. in Culture and Performance at UCLA, where her thesis examined bajanje, an incantation-based healing practice found throughout the Balkans, as an aesthetic negotiation with sickness.

Currently a PhD Candidate in UCLA’s Culture and Performance program, Novakov-Ritchey’s dissertation explores the dialectics of tradition and contemporaneity in the Yugoslav region, paying particular attention to the articulation of the modern subject in Yugoslavia during the dynastic, monarchist, and socialist periods. Chronically disloyal to academic disciplines, Novakov-Ritchey moves in the interstices of cultural studies, history, performance studies, and art history. Her scholarly work has been supported by the U.S. Department of State Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Title VIII), UCLA’s Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA’s International Institute, UCLA’s School of Arts and Architecture, and the UCLA Center for the Study of Folklore and Mythology, among others.

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SOAA The Opening 2019-2020
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Jade Robertson TEDxTalks

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Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

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Wed Oct 16 @ 5:00PM
SOAA The Opening 2019-2020
Mon Nov 11 @ 8:00AM
Veterans Day Holiday
Tue Nov 12 @ 3:00PM
Ladder Faculty Meeting
Thu Nov 14 @ 6:30PM
Alma Hawkins Memorial Chair presentation by Ligia Lewis
Transmission ~ Map Fund

Transmission ~ Map Fund

Very prestigious grant awarded to WACD MFA Esther Baker Tarpaga and WACD PhD Raquel Monroe. In cele...
WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

Bessie Awards -The New York Dance and Performance Awards OUTSTANDING VISUAL DESIGN: Mimi Lien, Peiy...
Lula Washington on KCET

Lula Washington on KCET

For Lula and Erwin Washington, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre is more than just a building or st...
Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

After National Search, ACTA Welcomes Three Exceptional Staff Members. Not often does a small organi...
 Jade Robertson  TEDxTalks

Jade Robertson TEDxTalks

Dance is my ministry | Jade Robertson | TEDxUCLA What would the world look like if we all became ch...
Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Becoming a lighthouse: co-choreographing our movements | Shamell Bell | TEDxUCLA How does dance rev...
Nia Love

Nia Love

Nia Love featured in Dance Magazine's "Meet the Black Women Who Paved the Way for Postmodern Dance ...
Maya Zellman

Maya Zellman

Meet Maya Zellman (WACD BA 2005) of Maya’s Brigadeiro Brazilian Sweets in Sherman Oaks featured i...
Elyan Hill - Ghana

Elyan Hill - Ghana

This past summer from August 9-13th a couple of WAC/D students and a student who graduated from the...
Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

  One of our great Culture and Performance PhD students, Jeremy Peretz, has just won second pri...