I am a cultural historian, with a particular interest in Latin American bodily practices and the intersection between dress, identity, representation and power.
My research explores fashion as a transnational form of modernity, which ties together geography – telling stories of the land; nationality – telling stories of the nation; and identity – telling stories of the self.
My book is titled Fashioning Brazil: Globalization and the Representation of Brazilian Dress in National Geographic (Bloomsbury, 2018) and I have published articles in Dune, Archivist Addendum, ZoneModa, Fashion Theory and Photoworks.
I lead the MA in Fashion Critical Studies and the BA in Fashion History & Theory at Central Saint Martins.
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