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Laura Thompson



Laura Thompson is a student in the PhD program in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the University of California, San Diego. Her research concentrates on the relationship between 19th and 20th century women-led labor movements and colonialism. By narrowing her exploration to women and their relations to labor—both paid and unpaid—Laura considers how women’s efforts for labor equality and improved working conditions have been represented. She primarily focuses her research on films, photographs, pamphlets, signage, contemporaneous publications, and other paraphernalia. Her examination aims to unpack relations between labor struggles, international movements of peoples affected by colonial/post-colonial mechanisms, political and economic systems, and gender dynamics. She holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame (2017) and an MA in Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder (2019).