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Dr. Laura Petrauskaitė is Lithuanian art historian, based in Vilnius. Currently she is a research fellow at the Institute of Art Research at Vilnius Academy of Arts. She has a background in both the Social Sciences and the Humanities. In 2017, she was a Research Council of Lithuania/Lewben Art Foundation fellow at the National University of Tres de Febrero (Buenos Aires) and Forum Transregionale Studien fellow of the Transregional Academy on Latin American Art II “Mobility: Objects, Materials, Concepts, Actors”. In 2019, she received her doctoral degree in Art History for dissertation “Matas Menčinskas and His Contemporaries: The Significance of the Migration of Artists for the Modernization of Lithuanian Art in the First Half of the Twentieth Century”. Main research interests: Eastern European art and visual culture in the 20th century, migration, cultural transfers and entanglements between Europe and the Americas, and social art history. Currently she is editing a volume Give my regards to those you connect! Cultural interactions between South America and Eastern Europe (forthcoming in spring, 2022).