University of Calgary

Anastasiia Gushchina

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching

Currently Teaching


Anastasiia Gushchina is a PhD candidate at the department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary and a Frances Spratt Fellow at Calgary Institute for Humanities (2023-2024). Her PhD project tentatively entitled "The Stuff of Reality": Towards a Materialist Theory of Animated Documentary examines techniques and production processes of independent animated documentaries of the 1990s-2010s. She presented at multiple international conferences and published her work in Sense of Cinema and Fantasy/Animation. She is a winner of Maureen Furniss Award 2022, Sherry Clarkson Prize 2022, and Jonathan Kahana Graduate Writing Award 2023 for her writings in animation and documentary. Her research interests include film and animation theory, film philosophy, and documentary practices in visual arts.

Current Studies

  • Doctoral Student
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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