Natalia holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from Russian Institute for Cultural Research, Moscow, Russia (2001). Research areas: media archeology, digital anthropology, history of Russian Internet. Co-author and editor of the book Control + Shift. Public and private in the Russian Internet (2004). She has previously been a researcher at the Peter Szondi-Institut, Freie Universität, Berlin, at the project Andersdenken Digital. Social History of Early Russian Internet (the book to be published in 2019). Also serves on the editorial board of the online journal Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media.