I received my PhD in Sociology from the University of Birmingham in 2006, a PGC in Public Health from Oxford University in 2000 and my MD in medicine from the Carol Davila University of Bucharest in 1996.
My research brings Foucaultian, feminist, decolonial and psychoanalytical insights to the analysis of the contemporary liberal-capitalist governing apparatuses.
My past work has been focusing on uncovering the, at times repressed, Eurocentric, patriarchal, heterosexist, racist and eugenicist foundational assumptions of ‘modern’ biopower, particularly in the field of North-American public health.
My latest book, Enjoyment and Submission in Modern Fantasy, proposes an alternative narrative of the modern, or bourgeois, subject, which suggests that the intractability of the capitalist power/knowledge regime stems from this bourgeois subject’s compulsive and passionate investments in the governing apparatuses that shape his jouissance; while the aggressiveness that characterises this subject results from his highly tensed love relationship with authority.
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of biopolitics, governmentality, poststructuralist feminism and psychoanalytical analyses of ideology.
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