Dr. Sarah E.K. Smith is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, where she is affiliated with the Transnational Studies Initiative at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Her research focuses on contemporary art in North America, with specific interest in the relationship between culture, economics and globalization. Smith received her Ph.D. in Art History from Queen’s University and in 2014 was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. In 2015, Smith held the Canada-US Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. She has published her research in journals including TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Modern Craft and Journal of Canadian Studies. Her monograph General Idea: Life & Work will be published by the Art Canada Institute in 2016. Smith is currently working to co-edit a special volume of Journal of Curatorial Studies.