Anna Varadi is a doctoral researcher in Television and Media Studies at the University of Reading, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her work examines contemporary television series and the popularity of nostalgia in the media – including representations of recent history in programmes such as Stranger Things, Chernobyl, The Derry Girls, and The Americans. She focuses on the political significance and visual construction of television across the world.
Anna was a Visiting Scholar at the Paley Center for Media, New York, where she researched television history and worked with the archive managers. She has held editorial and PR positions with several academic publications and media/arts projects. She is a native speaker of English, German and Hungarian, with a Bachelor’s degree in Japanese.
Anna plans to join the television industry and use her knowledge, skills, and experience to work in programming, acquisitions, and format adaptation.