Natasha Russi

Natasha received her MA from the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities and her BA from The Evergreen State College with concentrations in Literature and Literary Theory, and Writing and Composition in 2015. While there, she worked as a peer tutor at the college’s Writing Center and volunteered as an advocate for survivors of interpersonal violence. In 2015, she moved to Chicago to complete an AmeriCorps service term in non-profit development before attending MAPH in 2016-17. During MAPH, she sought to diversify her interpretive toolkit by taking classes in a variety of disciplines, including Cinema and Media Studies, English, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. In Winter, Natasha participated in MAPH’s Works in Progress Conference, where she presented her thesis on awkwardness’ impact on political subjectivity and the possibilities for care presented in Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2015 film The Lobster. Natasha’s ostensibly non-academic interests include fiber arts, TV dramas, and biking along the Lakeshore Trail.