About

Laura Basu is a writer and independent scholar currently affiliated with the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Utrecht University. She holds a PhD from Utrecht University and has held academic appointments at Cardiff, Goldsmiths, Amsterdam and Melbourne Universities and the University of Southern California. She is the co-founder of the Amsterdam-based project Good Societies, which aims to develop ideas for new social structures, asking: ‘what would a ‘good’ society look like?’

Her books Media Amnesia and The Media & Austerity both came out in April 2018. Read her latest piece in Open Democracy here.

Contact Laura: l.s.basu at uu.nl