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Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication


Eszter Zimanyi

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

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Anastasiya Miazhevich
Program Coordinator

Anastasiya Miazhevich is the Program Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the primary point of contact for all inquiries related to CARGC. Anastasiya provides administrative support to the center’s staff and fellows, and assists with planning and organizing CARGC events, including workshops, book talks, colloquia, symposia, and other special events. She also manages the center’s office space, prepares financial reports, keeps the website up-to-date, and helps to publicize and promote events and opportunities at CARGC. Anastasiya 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. Currently, she is taking courses at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.