Melissa Gronlund is a writer based in Abu Dhabi. Currently the art correspondent for The National in Abu Dhabi. She is the author of Contemporary Art and Digital Culture (Routledge, 2016), which explores the relationship of contemporary art to the internet and digital technologies. From 2007–2014 she lectured on contemporary art at Oxford University, and co-edited the journal Afterall, based in London. Her writing has appeared in Artforum, Art Agenda, e-flux journal, and The New Yorker.com, among other places, and she has written catalogue essays on many artists. Originally from New York City, she studied Comparative Literature at Princeton University, in New Jersey, and Film Aesthetics at Oxford University.