Svitlana Matviyenko

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Ph.D. Candidate in Film and New Media Theory and the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan, pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She holds an M.A. (2001) in Theory of Literature from Kyiv Mohyla Academy (Ukraine). In 2001-2003, she worked as an editor-in-chief of Literatura Plus, a newspaper of the Ukrainian Writers’ Association; she is also the founder and a former editor-in-chief of Komentar, a political and cultural monthly. In 2004, she came to the US on a Fulbright Fellowship. She teaches film at the University of Missouri and writes her dissertation on gender identity (sexuation) and technology in the works of Andy Warhol, David Cronenberg, Matthew Barney, and in cyberspace. Since 2008, she curates a series of performance and installation projects at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City.