Elena Vogman

Elena Vogman
Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow of History
28C, Shinmay Building

Elena Vogman is an Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow of History at NYU Shanghai. She holds a PhD in General and Comparative Literature from Free University, Berlin and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Peter Szondi-Institute for General and Comparative Literature (Berlin) and International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy (IKKM, Weimar), as well as a Guest Professor at École Normale Superieure (Paris).

Vogman’s research focuses on Avant-garde art and film theory, on media archaeology, and on visual culture. She has published two books, Sinnliches Denken. Eisensteins exzentrische Methode [Sensuous Thinking. Eisenstein’s Eccentric Method] and Dance of Values. Sergei Eisenstein’s Capital Project (diaphanes 2018 and 2019), as well as numerous articles on anthropology of rhythm, visual economy, and cinema. Her current research project explores the role of media in practices of Critical Psychiatry. Together with Marie Rebecchi she curated the exhibition on “Sergei Eisenstein: The Anthropology of Rhythm” at Nomas Foundation, Rome (2017), and “Eccentric Values after Eisenstein” at Espace Diaphanes, Berlin (2018).


  • PhD, General and Comparative Literature
    Free University, Berlin