Natasza earned her B.A. in English and Psychology at Boston College in 2016. She completed her M.A. in English Literature at Simmons University in 2019, writing her honors thesis on the way cinematic qualities facilitate an exploration of German victimhood in Günter Grass' Im Krebsgang. After working for several years as an editor for a magazine while attending school, Natasza will be joining the UNC-Duke family in the fall of 2019. Her current research interests include the effect of trauma and war on consciousness and identity formation in 20th Century novels, particularly in work by Heinrich Böll, Thomas Mann, and Christa Wolf. Aside from her literary interests, Natasza enjoys playing violin, weightlifting, and trying a variety of chocolate.