Anna Varadi is a doctoral researcher and teaching assistant in Television Studies at the University of Reading. She researches the reconstruction of 1980s cultural heritage in contemporary American television and her work is supported by a studentship from the AHRC’s South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership. She has presented at national and international conferences and received the Graduate Scholar Award at the 2016 New Directions in the Humanities Conference, at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Anna is an alumna of the global academic awards programme The Undergraduate Awards and has published on masculinities, adaptation, and (post)feminist wedding fashion across media and literature. She is an Editorial Assistant for the journal Critical Studies in Television. Her current research interests focus on television aesthetics, American popular culture, representations of the past, and ideas of currency in contemporary media.