Mary Kosut is a curator and writer. She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Gender in Media (Sage), co-editor of The Body Reader: Essential Social and Cultural Readings (NYU Press), and co-author of Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee (NYU Press). Her writing has appeared in Cabinet, Metropolitiques, Visual Culture, and other publications. She launched Pay Fauxn in 2016, an anti-white cube gallery experiment located on the grounds of a defunct nursing home at a bus stop in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Since 2013, she has produced exhibitions and other projects as GCA (Group Club Association), and is co-director of Bible, a gallery in NYC's Chinatown. While at MacDowell, she worked on her book Other Art Worlds: Making Art and Rent in New York City, an experimental ethnography that explores how artists survive in a blasted, hyper-gentrified New York City, to be published by Columbia University Press. She is associate professor of sociology and media studies at Purchase College, State University of New York.