Dr. Anastasia Felcher specializes in the cultural history of Eastern European borderlands. She holds degrees in Anthropology and History as well as a PhD in Cultural Heritage Management and Development from the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca in Italy (2016). She has received fellowships at the Blinken OSA in Budapest (2016), German Historical Institute in Moscow (2017), the Leibniz Institute for History and Culture of Eastern Europe in Leipzig (2019), the Center for Advanced Studies in Sofia (2019–20), and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for the Holocaust Research in Vienna (2022-23). In addition, she worked as a Country Expert for the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (2018–19) and contributed as a mentor in Culture/Heritage track for the CEU initiative Invisible University for Ukraine, IUFU (2022). She has published on the heritage of minorities in pluralistic societies, dilemmas of Jewish heritage in the post-Holocaust age, methodology in cultural heritage and memory studies, and literature and politics in Eastern Europe.
Since 2020 till the present-day, Dr. Felcher permanenty works at CEU as the Slavic Archivist at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives and contibutes to the CEU Cultural Heritage Studies Program as the Visiting Faculty.