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Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication

Staff

Anastasiya Miazhevich

Anastasiya Miazhevich
Administrative Coordinator
anastasiya@asc.upenn.edu

Anastasiya Miazhevich is the Administrative Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She is responsible for providing administrative support to CARGC staff and fellows, organizing events, and managing the CARGC website and social media. Before joining CARGC, she interned with a global educational startup company Carpe Global and worked as Gallery Intern at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, an arts non-profit organization located in North Philadelphia. She graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Global Studies and a minor in Spanish; she also studied Intercultural Communication at Minsk State Linguistic University in Belarus. Her research interests focus on Eurasia and the consolidation of authoritarianism in the region. She has written articles for the Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations on issues developing in the post-Soviet space.

Jing Wang

Jing Wang
Senior Research Manager
jing.wang@asc.upenn.edu

Jing Wang is the Senior Research Manager at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Wang studies the Anthropology of Islam and Muslim Societies, Race and Ethnicity, Media and Global Studies, and Digital Religion Studies. She received her Ph.D. degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from Rice University in 2019. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Re-imagining Silk Roads: Transnational Movement among the Sinophone Muslims between China and Central Asia,” is a study of the cultural memories and media practices that reconnect Hui Muslims in Northwest China and Dungans (Hui diaspora) in Central Asia. She is currently turning this work into a book manuscript. From September 2019 to May 2021, she was a “Global Perspectives on Society” Postdoctoral Fellow in NYU-Shanghai. She served as a Graduate Student Counselor (2016-19) for the Society of East Asia Anthropology (SEAA) in the American Anthropological Association and managed the SEAA Facebook group for mentoring students and interacting with scholars. In 2020, she co-founded TyingKnots, an independent, non-profit, volunteer-based group committed to breaking down walls between academia, media, and the public through translation projects and the promotion of public-facing scholarship. Dr. Wang has published in Asian AnthropologyJournal of Contemporary East AsiaTerrain: Anthropologie & Sciences Humaines, and other journals and edited books. Her new co-authored article “Reflections on productive discomfort and the right amount of confusion, frustration and success” is forthcoming in the Journal of Transformative Learning.