Anastasia Kostina

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Second Year Student

Education History

MA in American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Fulbright Graduate Program 2009–2011

Research Interests

Post-Soviet documentary; environmental documentary; documentary and ideology; aesthetics of credibility and representation; documentary representations of civil violence; new approaches to documentary production and consumption in the digital era


“ArtDocFest 2014: Politics, Rural Hardships and Youth” in KinoKultura #48, April 2015.


Anastasia Kostina is a PhD candidate in the joint program in Film and Media Studies & Slavic Languages and Literatures. Anastasia’s academic interests lie within documentary with particular focus on the relationships between documentary and ideology. She is also interested in early Hollywood film and history. Prior to joining Yale University Anastasia worked as a documentary film editor for RT, a state-sponsored Russian news TV-channel. She received MA in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she was awarded American Studies Book Prize for her thesis “The Lure of Hollywood: Constructing the Image of Hollywood and Movie Stars in Motion Picture Classic Magazine 1915-1925.” Her recent conference papers include “Rough Is the New Credible: Reality Claim in Russian and Ukrainian Online Documentary Projects” and “Chasing Reality in Modern Russia: Marina Razbezhkina School of Documentary School.”