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Laura is a historian and independent writer. She studied History of International Relations at Utrecht University (MA, 2007), 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 dozens of European book publishers, including Taschen, Könemann and Prometheus. Between 2015 and 2022 she worked in linguistics for public and private technology companies.

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 in the 20th century. She occasionally gives live news commentary on topics related to the US and her writings appear in Dutch and American newspapers, magazines and journals. Dutch versions of her blogs appear on The Fire Online, platform for free speech and ideas, and in English she authors the blog Old Revolutions.