Conference Presentations:

Good news! I will be presenting my research: “Shocking Pink: Homophobia and Abject Marketing in the Digital Age” at the Fashion, Style & Queer Culture Conference: May 20-22, 2021 https://drexel.edu/fashion-style/ #queertheory #fashiontheory

Dec 2020: (Toronto, ON) Natural Dyes in Northeast America Conference, Royal Ontario Museum “Natural Practices: The Creative and Economic Autonomy Encoded Within Indigenous Dye Processes”. (Online due to Covid-19)


December 2018: (Toronto, ON) Future Communications Conference 2018, York University/ Ryerson University, “Future Pioneers, Utilizing Historical Precedent as Design Innovation within Fashion””


Oct. 2018: (New York, NY) LIM Conference, Fashion Now & Then, “Cover Me: The Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket as a Metonymic of Colonial Incursion and Nascent Canadian Nationhood”

March 2018: (Toronto, ON), Book History and Print Culture Colloquium, Massey College, University of Toronto, “Heilige Röcke (Holy Skirts) and Liturgical Linings: The Use of Manuscript Materials in the Production of Garments”


Oct. 2017: (New York, NY) LIM Conference, Fashion Now & Then, “’Actually, I’m in Havana’, Clandestina: an Ethnographic Study of Economic Policy and Colonial Hegemonies Encoded in the Consumption of Used Garments in Cuba”


May 2017: (Toronto, ON) Nouveau Reach, Past, Present and Future of Luxury, Ryerson University, “Rich Relations: The Evolution and Uneasy Symbiosis of Art and Fashion”


April 2017: (Toronto, ON) Communication and Culture Graduate Studies Symposium 2017, York/Ryerson, “Bio-Dye, India: An Ethnographic Analysis of a No-Harm Dye Facility, that Looks at both Philosophical and Operational Concerns”


Nov. 2016: (Toronto, ON) Future Communications Conference, York/Ryerson, “Second Hand News: Cultural and Economic Messages Encoded in the Consumption of Used Garments”, Technology, Medium and Communication panel


Oct. 2016: (New York, NY) LIM Conference, Fashion Now & Then, “Appropriate(d) Attire: The use of Canadian First Nations Art Motifs in Fashion” 


June 2016: (Toronto, ON) Fourth International Conference on Asian Studies 2016, “Two Way Street: Transnational Fashion Education as a Model for Equity and Sustainability”


Oct. 2015: (New York, NY) LIM Conference, Fashion Now & Then  “The Fashion Museum as a Pedagogical Tool”

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