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Laura Slot (1984) is a historian and independent writer with a focus on outsiders in 20th century intellectual history. She studied History of International Relations at Utrecht University (MA, 2007), with Political Science at the University of Florida, and her thesis on philosopher Bertrand Russell was published as a book. In 2009 she received a MSc from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

Between 2005 and 2016 Laura lived on the US East Coast for six years, intermittently, in Florida, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. She started out reporting, writing and editing for the school edition of Time Magazine, after which she worked as a translation manager for European book publishers, including Taschen, Könemann and Prometheus. Between 2015 and 2022 she worked in linguistics for private and public technology companies, including WriterAccess and Atlassian.

Today Laura cooperates with independent writers and researchers in the field of freedom of information, she writes poetry and is writing a book on censorship and slander in academia. Occasionally Laura gives live news commentary on topics related to the US and her writings appear in different magazines and journals. Dutch articles regularly appear on The Fire Online, platform for free speech and ideas, and in English she authors the blog Old Revolutions.