Meet Theodora Danylevich, PhD, MA

Theodora Danylevich, PhD

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Bio and Featured Works

Expertise

Academic Writing, American Literature, Disability Studies, Health Equity, Medical Humanities

Language(s)

French, Russian

Academic Appointment(s)

Primary

Assistant Teaching Professor, College – Department of English

Education

Cornell University

Yale University

George Washington University – D.Phil, English

Georgetown Univ. – M.A., Commun, Culture & Technology

Columbia University – B.A. with Honors, Comparative Literature

Featured media, scholarship, and events

Como esquecer (How to forget) poster

“De-Privatizing Self-Harm: Remembering the Social Self in How to Forget”

July 28th, 2016

Theodora Danylevich reads Malu De Martino’s 2010 film Como Esqueçer (How to Forget) as a case study in self-harm as a mode of expression and self-inquiry. The author argues that How to Forget charts a “crip” epistemology of self-harm and theorizes a “social self.” That is to say, the film models an orientation towards self-harm that offers a coalitional and social therapeutic understanding.…