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) gmail.com