Sara Tatyana Bernstein shares why she started a digital magazine focused on fashion and politics and why public engagement is the future of education.
Elizabeth Chin discusses how dance is fantastic preparation for academic work and how she makes space for her whole self amidst a busy academic career.
Tanisha C. Ford discusses the cultural and political dimensions of Black fashion, the state of contemporary critical fashion studies and its possible futures, how creative practice and academic work can inform one another, and how Black art and creative genius help us imagine otherwise.
Francisco Galarte considers the racialized politics of style for Chicanx queer and transgender subjects, the classroom as a social justice space, and how trans faculty of color can queer the academy.
Mimi Nguyen addresses imperialist US discourse of debt and freedom repeatedly attached to refugees, how Mimi is drawing unexpected artistic encounters between actor Keanu Reeves and Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön, and why communities of color are turning to tarot for activist inspiration and to imagine other ways of being in the world.
Katie Manthey talks about feminist fat fashion blogging, running a website about body positivity, and the racially gendered politics of what counts as “professional dress” in the academy.
How can we retool science and technology to serve marginalized groups? micha cárdenas discusses using digital media and wearable technologies to protect Black and Latinx communities from police violence, how art can enable survival, and how queer and trans communities of color are imagining and creating more just worlds.
Cathy Hannanach interviews Minh-Ha T. Pham about her new book about elite Asian fashion bloggers and the racialized, unpaid labor of fashion blogging.