Laura Holzman is an Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at Indiana University, IUPUI, where she is also appointed as the Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art. As an engaged art historian, her work is dedicated to activating art history, its methods, and its related institutions as tools for strengthening communities and creating a more reflective society. At IUPUI, Laura teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on topics such as public art, curatorial practice, museum history and theory, and urban visual culture. Her writing has appeared in venues such as Public Art Dialogue and Public: A Journal of Imagining America. She regularly develops exhibitions and public programs in collaboration with partners in and around the Indianapolis region. Her first book, Contested Image: Defining Philadelphia for the 21st Century is forthcoming from Temple University Press.