I'm a ToftH Senior Researcher at the Berggruen Institute. My main project with Eoin Brodie's group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory explores biogeochemistry of the Earth system as a planetary approach to the conceptualizations of the human, nature, and technology. My corporate projects include DNA digital data storage, cloud storage, and planetary imaging. I'm also directing a ToftH working group on language in humans, animals, and machines.

In 2021, the Transformations of the Human program opened the ToftH School where we teach collaborative concept work through a research practice we call PArT: connecting philosophy, art, and technology. 

In July 2022, I will join the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society at the University of California, Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow.

My comparative literature dissertation, titled Artificial Humanities: A Literary Perspective on Creating and Enhancing Humans from Pygmalion to Cyborgs, explores how literary works inform us about current and rising ethical and philosophical issues posed by new technologies, in particular artificial intelligence, social robotics, and biomedical engineering (my essay on 'The Identity Problem' in Prenatal Testing won the Voices in Bioethics award). My work with these projects extends from co-organizing and teaching summer programs on islandology, boundaries, and conflict (Harvard, Croatia) and AI, language, and ethics (UW, Slovenia) to conducting behavioral experiments on the MTurk platform through the Harvard Mind, Brain and Behavior Initiative (see my interview about my MBB work here).

Besides these interdisciplinary projects, I also write on Central European and Balkan (post)modernism (narratology, the Habsburg myth) and the ancient Silk Road (the Jataka tales). 

Here is my CV.

I recently gave an interview for a Slovenian national radio station, Val 202, and an interview for a research-focused podcast, Metina Lista (both in Slovenian language).





Department of Comparative Literature
Harvard University
Dana-Palmer House
16 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138