Dusan I. Bjelic

is associate professor of criminology at the University of Southern Maine, USA. His areas of research and publication are ethnomethodology/science, and media and culture. Publications include Galileo’s Pendulum: Science, Sexuality and the Body-Instrument Link.


Psychoanalysis, argues Dusan Bjelic, has a lot to say about the construction of post-communist identities in the Balkans: Bjelic outlines how Julia Kristeva, the renowned French intellectual originally from Bulgaria has developed a peculiar picture of “Balkan identity” that is associated with all things dirty, polluted and uncivilized.