Dr. Anastasia Felcher specializes in the cultural history of Eastern European borderlands. 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.
She holds degrees in Anthropology (2008) and History (2010) 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, DHI (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 the Culture/Heritage track to the CEU initiative Invisible University for Ukraine, IUFU (2022). She is an active member of PoSoCoMeS, a working group on post-socialist and comparative memory studies within the Memory Studies Association (MSA), where she contributes to running the group.
From 2020, Dr. Felcher works at CEU as the Slavic Archivist at the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, Blinken OSA and contributes to the CEU Cultural Heritage Studies Program as the Visiting Faculty.