Ana Abril

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Ana Abril is pursuing a PhD in Comparative Gender Studies at Central European University, working on the project “Eating Ontology: A Deconstructive Investigation of Alimentary Tropes in Four Contemporary Turns to Ontologies Advancing Ecological Thinking”. By focusing on alimentary tropes and relationships, she mainly engages with the strands of new materialisms, medical and environmental humanities in STS, the ontological turn in anthropology, and the discourses of some Indigenous scholars. Broadly, her research interests include feminist theories of the body, queer theory, continental philosophy, critical pedagogy, and contemporary art practices.

- Currently, she is doing a study mobility at the University of the Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) with a grant awarded by the Open Society University Network (OSUN).

- From October to December 2023, Ana was a visiting fellow at the Lehrstuhlinhaberin Westeuropäische Literaturen at Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) with a research fellowship from Viadrina International Program – for Graduates (VIP).

- From October 2022 to September 2023, she was a visitor at the Laboratory: Anthropology Of Environment | Human Relations at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with funding provided by DAAD scholarship.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television and Media Studies
Master of Arts in Critical Gender Studies