Dejan Lukic. Received a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University (2007). Published a book on terrorism and aesthetics and a collection of thought-images on contemporary art and culture. Currently writing manuscripts titled "Nature's Eye" on cosmopolitics, "The Charismatic Image" on charisma and images, and "Vitalist Cuisine" on culinary arts. Taught at Columbia University, Rutgers University, The New School, Reed College, and presently the School of Visual Arts where he trains students in the MFA Art Writing program. Held a series of incantation lectures on desire, sensation, power, and hallucination at the Whitebox Art Center. Co-directs Vitalist Cuisine. Based in New York City and Cres island (Croatia).