Nataliya Mazur is Professor in the Art History department at the European University at Saint-Petersburg.  She is a specialist in visual studies and author of the first Russian reader in visual culture. Her interests also include history of Russian culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries in connection with the history of ideas and history of Russian national ideology. She has authored 70 academic publications in Russian, French, Italian and German, and has organized many international conferences on the history of Russian culture (Lotmanovskie Chteniya, RGGU) and the history and theory of photography (After Postphotography, European University at Saint-Petersburg).