Milica Iličić is an interdisciplinary scholar and educator whose pedagogy focuses on community-building, integrative learning, and inclusivity. Her doctoral dissertation explores the power of art in fostering generous and ethical communication. Iličić’s syllabus for the undergraduate seminar Thinking Bodies: Literature, Film, Performance merited a Teaching Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. At Columbia, she also taught the Russian and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian languages. From 2018 to 2022, Iličić worked with Columbia’s Language Resource Center to develop a comprehensive digital curriculum for Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, currently used for hybrid instruction at Columbia, Yale, and Cornell, as well as at the University of Chicago. From 2013 to 2016, Iličić served as Editor-at-Large for the Belgrade-based cultural publication Kultur!Kokoška. She is the co-founder of NGO Kultur Kolektiv, dedicated to organizing events and general audience educational content in her native Serbia. She cultivates a lifelong commitment to making the liberal arts meaningful and accessible to all.
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