Anastasiia Fediakova

Anastasiia’s dissertation focuses on Anglophone writing of South Asian diaspora, exploring the theme of food in relation to such aspects as identity, social class, generation gap and many others. It is primarily concerned with how authors employ the subject of food in literature, what it conveys and what functions does it perform. Having been initially inspired by works of Jhumpa Lahiri and Kazuo Ishiguro, the PhD project brings in a relatively new academic field of food studies, interconnecting it with postcolonial theory as well as sociocultural anthropology.

Anastasiia’s research interests also include Global Literature and Gender Studies. In addition to her publications, conferences and volunteering activities, Anastasiia has over two years of teaching experience, both in the Czech Republic and abroad. During her BA and MA studies, she participated in several exchange programs, namely North2North Student Exchange Program (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, 2014) and Erasmus+ (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2018-19).

Contact: anastasiia.fediakova (at)



  • “Features of Existentialism and Doubleness in the Works of Iain Crichton Smith”, Scotland in Europe, University of Warsaw, Poland, September 2022
  • “’The Rivers of Punjab Flow through My Bloodstream’: From to Do Lists to Postcolonial Trauma in the Writing of Rupi Kaur”, Hradec Králové Anglophone Conference, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, March 2022

Organization and Volunteering

  • 3rd World Congress of Scottish Literatures, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2022
  • Planting the feminist SEED, online study camp, SCI-Catalunya, Barcelona, November 2020
  • UCL International Students Fair, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, October 2018Community Speaker Series Fall 2014, “Keeping the BC Interior Forest Industry Strong”, Prince George, Canada, November 2014
Úvod > People > PhD Students > Anastasiia Fediakova