Maria-Alina Asavei

Maria-Alina Asavei is a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher in Russian and East European Department (Institute of International Studies, Charles University in Prague) and independent curator of contemporary art. She received her PhD from Central European University (Budapest) for a dissertation on political-critical art and the aesthetic. Asavei is a former honorary research fellow at City University of New York (CUNY) and at the American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS). Her research interests revolve around critical theory, cultural studies, aesthetics, ethnography, memory studies and forms of artistic engagement during and after totalitarian regimes.