I’m an editor, researcher, and writer living in Berlin. In spring 2023, I’ll be a PhD candidate at the Global Intellectual History Graduate School at Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. I look at artistic practices, memory, identity formation, and conceptual transfers in/between Central Asia, the former Soviet Union, Russia, and Europe in the 20th century. I also write nonacademic texts about art, media, and culture—and particularly that of Eastern Europe.

Beyond this, I currently work at the Forum Transregionale Studien as a science communications coordinator. I also copyedit, line edit, and proofread for research institutes, cultural publications, nonfiction writers, and academics. This has included work for Kajet Journal and The Future of, as well as for authors, researchers, and/or projects associated with European Times/Europäische Zeiten, the Forum Transregionale Studien, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Leibniz Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, and the Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM), among others. Now and then, I translate from German and Russian into English. Previously, I was an art director and graphic designer.

Feel free to get in touch with copyediting, line editing, proofreading, or translation requests, with writing commissions, or if you’d like to collaborate.

You can reach me at natasha.d.klimenko(at)gmail.com, or follow me on Instagram and Twitter.