From a young age, Laura Kok showed an eagerness for learning and at university this curiosity only grew. During her bachelor’s in Media and Culture, she was introduced to the field of Gender Studies and it was love at first sight. Her field of interest is Queer Theory and Trans Studies. She is currently working hard to finish her research master in Gender Studies. Laura is part of the organization of TranScreen, the Amsterdam Transgender Filmfestival, which unites her background in critical theory with her love for film. For this year’s edition, she is working on programming forf youth. She is very dedicated to nurturing queer and trans* youth and helping them grow and flourish. When Laura is not working on her academics or for TranScreen, she spends her time teaching the children at her children’s choir, for which she also has a big passion.
Updated May 2019
More from Laura Kok
Knowledge Article: Community Building in Corona Times
Laura Kok wrote about how film festivals like TranScreen moved their community building work online amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Community Building in Corona Times
Humanity in Action The Netherlands Commemorates 75 Years of Freedom
On 4 May we commemorate the victims of the Second World War and on 5 May we celebrate the liberation of the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands from the German occupation. Which stories do we remember today to celebrate our freedom and which stories are still missing?
Amsterdam 2019 Fellow Laura Kok on Trans Youth
In extension of the TranScreen film festival Laura makes and produces podcasts on the subject of trans youth.
Humanity in Action The Netherlands announces the 2019 Dutch Fellows cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 14 Fellows from The Netherlands were selected to join the 2019 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort. Read the Fellows’ bios by clicking on their images below.