Anastasia is a Research Associate at the Cambridge Interfaith Programme in the Faculty of Divinity, where her research seeks to understand the ways interfaith relations are imagined, managed, and lived across Europe and the Middle East. In particular, she is interested in interfaith relations as they play out in the lives of children, especially in educational spaces. She is also exploring the intersections of language and materiality, in terms of bodies, things, and environments, in interfaith relations.
Anastasia’s background is in anthropology, especially the anthropology of religion and linguistic anthropology. Her PhD focused on the intersections of multilingual literacies, religion, and modernity through the lens of Jewish complementary school students in Luxembourg. Her subsequent postdoc was part of an interdisciplinary study revolving around emergent relations between humans, thing, and digital technologies in the process of virtual archive building in a highly diverse and multilingual environment.