Maria Alina Asavei

Maria Alina Asavei is Assistant Professor in Russian and Eastern European studies at the Institute of International Studies, Charles University, Prague, and an independent curator of contemporary art. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship at Fordham University in New York City and a Senior Researcher in Charles University’s research project ‘Beyond Hegemonic Narratives and Myths: History and Memory of the Troubled Pasts in Central and South East-Europe’. Her record of publications include articles and book chapters published with ARTmargins; Twentieth Century Communism; History of Communism in Europe; Journal of Aesthetics and Culture; Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy; European Journal of Cultural Studies, Memory Studies; European Journal of Women’s Studies, Textiles: Cloth and Culture, Politics, Religion and Ideology and Analize: Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies (among others). Her recent book Aesthetics, Disinterestedness and Effectiveness in Political Art (2018) is published by Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield) and Art, Religion and Resistance in Post- Communist Romania (2020) is published by Palgrave McMillan.

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