Natalia is a PhD student in Slavic Studies at Brown. She received her B.A. in Russian Language and Literature Studies from Lomonosov Moscow State University and became a Candidate of Philological Sciences in 2009. After graduation, she worked as a Russian and English language teacher at several Russian universities and companies. Until 2014 she worked as a chief editor, project and sales manager at Moscow startup internet marketing agency Serebro Lab. Her interests center on early twentieth-century Russian literature, contemporary war prose, imagery of pain and philosophy of medicine in literary texts.