Anastasiya Astapova | University of Tartu Institute of Cultural Research

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
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  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
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  • Institute of Cultural Research
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    Ülikooli 16, 51003 Tartu
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    +372 737 5301
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    Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
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    J. Liivi 4, 50409, Tartu
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    Posti 1, 71004 Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
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Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
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    Salme 1a–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
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    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
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    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
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    Näituse 2, 50409 Tartu
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    Näituse 20–324, 50409 Tartu
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    +372 737 5188
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    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
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    Raekoja plats 2, 20307 Narva
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    Ringi 35, 80012 Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
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+372 737 5326
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Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
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    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
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    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
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    +372 731 9856
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    Raekoja plats 6, 51003 Tartu
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    +372 737 5323
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    L. Puusepa 8, 50406 Tartu
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
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    +372 737 4190
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    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
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    +372 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5–205, 51005 Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
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+372 737 5820
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Vanemuise 46–208, 51014 Tartu
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    Vanemuise 46–208, 51003 Tartu
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    +372 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
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    +372 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618 Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
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    W. Ostwaldi 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5027
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b–134, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu Observatory
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    +372 737 4510
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    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • Institute of Technology
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    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
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    +372 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
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    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
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    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Museum
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    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
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    +372 737 6076
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    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
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    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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    +372 737 4809
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009, Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
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    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
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    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
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    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
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    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 9, 51004 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
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    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
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    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
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    Ülikooli 18-244, 51005 Tartu
  • International Cooperation and Protocol Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6123
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 104, 301, 305, 50090 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
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    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
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    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
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    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
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    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
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  • University of Tartu Press
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    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
Other Units
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    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
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    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
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    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
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    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
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    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
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Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 4, 50409, Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004 Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5900
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409 Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20–324, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307 Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012 Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5326
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 50406 Tartu
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5–205, 51005 Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46–208, 51014 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5820
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46–208, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618 Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5027
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b–134, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu Observatory
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4510
    Faculty address: 
    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4809
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009, Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 9, 51004 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18-244, 51005 Tartu
  • International Cooperation and Protocol Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6123
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 104, 301, 305, 50090 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5620
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6632
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51005 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
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Anastasiya Astapova

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Associate Professor of Folkloristics (on maternal leave)

Contact
anastasiya.ast [ät] gmail.com

Anastasiya Astapova defended her PhDs on student humor (Academy of Sciences, Russia 2016) and Belarusian political folklore and nationalism (University of Tartu, Estonia 2015). She has published extensively on these and related topics (e.g. in Journal of Baltic Studies, Ethnologia Europaea, Journal of American Folklore, Journal of Folklore Research, Nationalities Papers, HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, Names: A Journal of Onomastics, etc.) and taught courses related to these topics in Belgrade University, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Indiana University, Charles University in Prague, Russian State University for the Humanities, Stockholm University, Umea University, Sodertörn University, and other universities. In 2017–2018, she was a postdoctoral visiting fellow at the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University. At the moment, Astapova is a senior researcher in Estonian Research Council Project “Performative Negotiations of Belonging in Contemporary Estonia” and a board member of European Cooperation in Science and Technology project “Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories”. She is also a board member of the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences. Her major research interests include humor, everyday life in authoritarian regimes, rumor and conspiracy theories, migration and refugees, ethnic integration and segregation, language policy and ideology.

Courses taught:

Methods of Data Collection and Analysis
Migration and Refugees
Political Folklore and Nationalism
International Folkloristics
Vernacular Expressions and Analytic Categories
Theoretical Conceptualizations of Folklore and Cultural Heritage

Selected publications

Monographs:

(2021) A. Astapova. Humor and Rumor in the Post-Soviet Authoritarian State. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.
(2021) A. Astapova, E. Bergmann, A. Dyrendal A. Rabo, K. Rasmussen, H. Thorisdottir. Conspiracy Theories and the Nordic Countries. London and New York: Routledge.
(2020) A. Astapova, C. Pintilescu, O. Colacel, and T. Scheibner (eds.). Conspiracy Theories in Eastern Europe: Tropes and Trends. London and New York: Routledge.
(2018) The First Book of Jewish Jokes. The Collection of L.M. Büschenthal. Edited by E. Oring. With annotations by A. Astapova, T. Sebba-Elran, E. Oring, D. Ben-Amos, L. Privalskaya, and I. Akerbergs. Bloomington, Indianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

Astapova, A.; Navumau, V.; Nizhnikau, R.; Polishchuk, L. (2021). Cooptation of Civil Society by Authoritarian Regime: The Case of Belarus. Europe Asia Studies (in print).
Astapova, A. (2020). Soviet Meta-jokes: Tradition and Continuity. The European Journal of Humour Research 8(3): 60–82.
Astapova, A. (2020). Ferroconcrete Cases, Sausage Migrants, and Santa Barbara: Self-reflexive Metaphors among Russian-speaking Refugees in Estonia. Journal of Baltic Studies 51(1): 87–103.
Astapova, A., Navumau V. (2018). Veyshnoria: A Fake Country in the Midst of Real Information Warfare. Journal of American Folklore, 131(522): 435–443.
Astapova, A. (2017). When the President Comes: Potemkin Order as an Alternative to Democracy in Belarus. Ethnologia Europaea 47(2): 57–71.
Astapova, A. (2017). Rumor, Humor, and Other Forms of Election Folklore in Non-Democratic Societies: The Case of Belarus. Folklore 69: 15–48.
Astapova, A. (2017). In Search for Truth: Surveillance Rumors and Vernacular Panopticon in Belarus. Journal of American Folklore 130(517): 276–304.
Astapova, A. Valk, Ü.; Astapova, A.; Seljamaa, E. (2017). Interview with Professor Simon J. Bronner. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics 11 (2): 137−143.
Astapova, A. (2016). Counter-hegemony in Today’s Belarus: Dissident Symbols and Mytholigical Figure of Miron Vitebskii.  Nationalities Papers 44(5): 713–730.
Astapova, A. (2016). Political Biography: Incoherence, Contestation, and the Hero Pattern Elements in the Belarusian Case. Journal of Folklore Research 53(2): 31–62.
Astapova, A. (2015). Why All Dictators Have Moustaches: Political Jokes in Contemporary Belarus. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research 28(1): 71–91.
Astapova, A. (2015). Political Cartoon at the Service of West Belarusian Left Wing Movement: The Journal “Malanka” (1926–28). Journal of Belarusian Studies 7(3): 7–41.
Astapova, A. (2014). “Вот народ, без батьки уже и картошку перебрать не могут”: белорусские политические и этнические анекдоты [“These people are not even able to sort potatoes without me”: Belarusian political and ethnic jokes]. Антропологический форум [Anthropological forum] 21: 252–294.
Astapova, A. (2013). De-Abbreviations: From Soviet Union to Contemporary Belarus. Names. A Journal of Onomastics 61(3): 159–167.
Astapova, A., Panchenko, A. (2012). «Куда вы, шлюхи»: герои современных анекдотов и миграция фольклорных сюжетов [“Where are you heading, whores?”: Characters of contemporary jokes and the migration of folklore types]. Антропологический форум. [Anthropological forum] 16: 333–348.

Book chapters:

Astapova, A. (2021).  In Pursuit of Nationhood: The Search for Lost Manuscripts in Post-Soviet Countries. In B. Carver, T. Hristov, D. Craciun (eds). Plots: Literary Forms and Contemporary Culture. Routledge (in print).
Astapova, A. (2021).  In Quest of the Lost Masterpieces, Ethnic Identity, and Democracy: The Belarusian Case. In M. Bowman, Ü. Valk (eds.) Contesting Authority: Vernacular Knowledge and Alternative Beliefs. Equinox (in print).
Astapova, A. (2020).  Chernobyl Conspiracy Theories: From American Sabotage to the Biggest Bluff of the Century. In Anastasiya Astapova, Corneliu Pintilescu, Onoriu Colacel, and Tamas Scheibner (eds.). Conspiracy Theories in Eastern Europe: Tropes and Trends. Routledge, 29–47.
Astapova, A., Pintilescu, C., Colacel, O.; Scheibner, T. (2020). Introduction. In: A. Astapova, C. Pintilescu, O. Colacel, and T. Scheibner (eds.). Conspiracy Theories in Eastern Europe: Tropes and Trends. Routledge, 1–26.
Astapova, A. (2020).  Rumours, Urban Legends, and the Verbal Transmission of Conspiracy Theories. In Butter, Michael and Peter Knight (eds). Routledge Handbook of Conspiracy Theories. Routledge, 391–400.
Astapova, A. (2019).  He Who Must not be Named: (Nick)names for the Authoritarian Leader. In P. Hakamies and A. Heimo (eds.) Folkloristics in the Digital Age. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia; Academia Scientiarum Fennica, FF Communications 513, 56–72.
Astapova, A. (2019).  How to Pronounce “Belarusian”? Negotiating Identity through Naming. In A. Polese, J. Morris, E. Pawlusz and O. Seliverstova (eds.) The National in Everyday Life. Identity and Nation¬-Building in Post¬-Socialist Life. London and New York: Routledge, 131–145.
Astapova, A. (2014). «Игрушко митингуэ!»: наномитинг в России и Беларуси [“A Toy Protests“: The Nanomeeting in Contemporary Russia and Belarus]. In A. Arkhipova and M. Alekseevsky (eds.) Мы не немы [We are not numb]. Tartu: Estonian Literary Museum, University of Tartu, 293–306.
Astapova, A. (2013).  Про пятак под пяткой [About the coin under the heel]. In A. Arkhipova and J. Fruchtman (eds.). Фетиш и табу: антропология денег в России [Fetish and Taboo: Anthropology of Money in Russia]. Moscow: OGI, 225–240.
 

Research projects:

  • 2018–2021: PSG48 Performative Negotiations of Belonging in Contemporary Estonia
  • 2016: Tartu University basic funding project “Folkloristic perspectives on asylum-seekers in Estonia: from vernacular debates to refugees’ experiences”
  • 2016–2020: CA15101 COST Action Comparative Analysis of Conspiracy Theories, board member
  • 2016–2018: SISUMMA, Social Initiative of Support to Minorities through Media-Activism (European Commission)
  • 2012: ETF9190 Alternative Discourse of Belief: Folkloristic Perspectives (ERC), member
  • 2012: SF0180139s08 Folklore and Society: Tradition Memory, Creativity, Applications (ERC), member
  • 2011–2013: ETF8149 Cultural Processes in the Changing Society: Tradition and Creativity in Post-Socialist Humor (ERC), member

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