Laura McGough is an educator, curator, and media arts practicioner. Over the past 20 years, she has organized exhibitions, screenings, and performances for arts organizations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. From 2000 to 2003, she was also employed as the Multidisciplinary and Presenting Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts. Her writings on the visual arts, technology, and performance have appeared in publications such as Sculpture, New Arts Examiner, Experimenta, and Digital Creativity, and she has served on the editorial boards of Performance Research, FUSE Magazine, and The Journal of Agriculture and Food Systems Development. Ms. McGough has sat on numerous local, regional, and national grants panels including the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the President's Council on the Arts, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Ontario Writers Reserve Fund. She has received grants from the D.C. Commission, the Canada Council, and the British Council to support both her own artwork as well as curatorial research projects. McGough pursued graduate studies in media arts at SUNY Buffalo and received an MA degree in interdisciplinary studies from New York University. Her research interests focus on art as social practice, technology-based art, artist labor, and food justice.