Member profile

Tatiana Astafeva

: Tatiana Astafeva

Building/room:  Geisteswissenschaften 2 (GW2) B2540
Phone:  +49 (0) 157 80 916 916

E-Mail:  ta_asprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Member of the ZeMKI Lab: "Film, Media Art and Popular Culture"


since 07|2021             Research fellow, DFG-funded project “Film Comedy after the ‘Third Reich’: Political Aesthetics and Entertainment in German Transitional Films” (2021–2024)

since 10|2019             Editor / OA Journal Research in Film and History

10|2019 – 11|2020      Research fellow, BMBF-funded project “Audiovisual Histospheres” (2017–2020) 



since April, 2016         

Doctoral candidate / media studies

Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf / Potsdam, Germany

Scholarship (2016 – 2019), ZeM – Brandenburg Center for Media Studies


2012 – 2014                 

Master of Arts, with distinction / history
National Research University – Higher School of Economics / Moscow, Russia
Joint Master Program of the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities and Faculty of History of HSE History of Knowledge in Comparative Perspective”


2010 – 2012                 

Translation and Interpreting (English – Russian)
National Research University – Higher School of Economics / Moscow, Russia

2006 – 2011                 

Bachelor of Arts / philosophy
National Research University – Higher School of Economics / Moscow, Russia


16.11.2020  |  Literatur, Film, Fernsehen der Gegenwart. Intermediale Schnittstellen und Verhandlungsräume / Otto Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany Presentation: „In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts“ – Vom Montageroman zur kinematographischen Aufarbeitung der DDR-Vergangenheit

21.–22.11.2019. |. Thirty Years since the Fall of communism: Visual Narratives, Memory, and Culture University of Galati, Romania
Presentation: Always forward, never backward? Questioning the Communist Past in German Film

24.–28.9.2018  |  Summer School “Moving Image Memory Cultures” / Potsdam, Germany


4.5.2018  |  Cool Retro Camp Trash. Aesthetic Concepts in Popular Culture Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany.  Presentation: Aesthetic Patterns in Genre. Retro Aesthetics in the German Ostalgie Cinema of the 1990s-2000s


14.2.2018  |  31. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Presentation: Kitsch, Reflection, and Counter-Memory: Ostalgie in the German
Cinema of the 1990s-2000s


10.3.2017  |  30. Film- und Fernsehwissenschaftliches Kolloquium University of Hamburg, Germany. Presentation: This Aint California: German Ostalgie in the Context of Nostalgia


  1. Astafeva, Tatiana (2021). “On the Wrong Side of History: Towards a New Approach to Nostalgia Cinema.” Research in Film and History: New Approaches. S. 1–21. DOI:
  2. Astafeva, Tatiana (Ed.) (2021). Editorial. Issue 3: Sources – Meaning – Experience: Film and Historical Research. Research in Film and History 3. S. 1–5. DOI:
  3. Astafeva, Tatiana (2021). Review: Christopher Meir. “Mass Producing European Cinema: Studiocanal and Its Work,” Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, DOI:
  4. Astafeva, Tatiana (2020). Review: Televising Restoration Spain: History and Fiction in Twenty-First-Century Costume Dramas, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, DOI: 10.1080/01439685.2020.1747702.
  5. Astafeva, Tatiana (2018). Review: Andrej Tarkovskij: Klassiker – Классик – Classic – Classico: Beiträge zum internationalen Tarkovskij-Symposium an der Universität Potsdam. (Hrsg. Norbert P. Franz).“ // Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe 6.