Laurel McLaughlin is a doctoral student in the History of Art at Bryn Mawr College working with Homay King. She earned a BA in Art History and English from Wake Forest University (2013), an MA with Distinction from The Courtauld Institute of Art (2015), and an MA from Bryn Mawr College (2017). Her research focuses on contemporary performance that engages theories of identity, embodiment, and feminism. She is currently a Curatorial Assistant at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts working on the upcoming retrospective, Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, and the Ridgway Curatorial Fellow at Bryn Mawr College for Tania El Khoury’s current exhibition Camp Pause. She recently co-curated the exhibitions Infinite Spaces: Rediscovering PAFA’s Permanent Collection and SWARM. (featuring the work of Didier William and Nestor Armando Gil/ Taller Workshop) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. For the Incubation Series, Laurel has co-curated Flooding with Tamir Williams at AUTOMAT Gallery, passages with Francesca Ferrari at FJORD Gallery, and the performance event, Playing the Rules, with Jessica Hough at Vox Populi.