Dušan I. Bjelić

Dušan I. Bjelić received both his B.A. (1976) and M.A. (1981) in Sociology from the University of Belgrade. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston University in 1989, joining the University of Southern Maine faculty in 1990 where he resides today in the Department of Criminology. With Obrad Savić he edited a volume of essays titled Balkan as Metaphor: Between Globalization and Fragmentation (MIT 2002); he authored Galileo's Pendulum: Science, Sexuality and the Instrument-Body Link (SUNY Press 2002); Normalizing the Balkans: Geopolitics of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry (Ashgate 2011; Routledge 2016); Intoxication, Modernity and Colonialism: Freud's Industrial Unconscious and Benjamin's Hashish Mimesis (Palgrave 2017). He is the author of various papers in the field of Ethnomethodology, Balkans Cultural Studies, and the political history of Psychoanalysis. His widely referenced paper, "Global Aesthetics of Serbian Cinema of the '90s" was published in Aniko Imre's edited volume East European Cinema (IFI Film Readers 2005).