Laura Raicovich is a New York-based writer and curator whose new book, »Culture Strike: Art and Museums in an Age of Protest« was published in June 2021 by Verso Books. She recently served as Interim Director of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art; was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the Bellagio Center; and was awarded the inaugural Emily H. Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators at »Hyperallergic«. While Director of the Queens Museum from 2015 to 2018, Raicovich co-curated »Mel Chin: All Over the Place« (2018), a multi-borough survey of the artist's work. She lectures internationally and in 2019-20 co-curated a seminar series titled »Freedom of Speech: A Curriculum for Studies into Darkness« at the New School’s Vera List Center for Art and Politics, from which she is co-editing an anthology of writings on the subject. She also is the author of »At the Lightning Field« (CHP 2017) and co-editor of »Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production« (OR 2017).