Dr. Nizan Shaked is professor of contemporary art history, museum, and curatorial studies at California State University Long Beach. Her book "The Synthetic Proposition: Conceptualism and the Political Referent in Contemporary Art" (Manchester University Press, 2017) is a winner of the 2019 Smithsonian American Art Museum Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art, and a Wyeth Foundation for American Art College Art Association Publication Award in 2015. She is currently working on "Museums and Wealth: the Politics of Contemporary Art Collections," forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic, London.