Eszter Zimanyi, Ph.D.
Senior Research Manager
Eszter Zimanyi is an interdisciplinary scholar of film and media specializing in migration and refugee studies, global media cultures, and documentary. She holds a Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Southern California and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at CARGC. Zimanyi’s work is published in Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (JCMS), Feminist Media Studies, Transnational Cinemas, and Visual Anthropology, among others. Her first book manuscript, tentatively titled Unsettled Media: Documenting Refugees Along the Balkan Route, examines contemporary nonfiction media about Europe’s so-called “migrant crisis” to demonstrate how multiple migrant/refugee communities, government institutions, journalists, artists, and activists use media to unsettle post-Cold War Europe’s material and conceptual borders. She is also active as a film programmer and curator and most recently curated Discarded Visions, a virtual exhibit accompanying the Fall 2022 issue of Spectator. To learn more about her research, teaching, and creative projects, visit http://www.eszterzimanyi.com
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.