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The Fashioned Self: Kim Jenkins on Fashion Theory for Everyday Life  

Kim Jenkins portrait On Monday, February 11, 2019, from 5 – 6:15 p.m. in Bethany Hall A, the Philosophy Department and the Women & Gender Studies Program will feature a lecture by fashion history and theory professor Kim Jenkins entitled, "The Fashioned Self: Fashion Theory for Everyday Life."

Kim Jenkins specializes in the sociocultural and historical influences behind why we wear what we wear, specifically addressing how politics, psychology, race, and gender shape the way we 'fashion' our identity. Based in New York, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute and part-time lecturer at Parsons School of Design, where she debuted the undergraduate course 'Fashion and Race,' examining the implications of the social construct of race in fashion history, business, and image-making. In fall 2018, Kim curated her first exhibition, Fashion and Race: Deconstructing Ideas, Reconstructing Identities (October 27–November 11), along with The Fashion and Race Database, an online resource for all things related to the analysis of fashion and race.

Kim's expertise has been called upon by the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, Ryerson University, and the Brooklyn Public Library, and her work has been referenced by New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Fashionista, and DAZED, among others.

Please join us for this engaging event!

Categories: Arts and Culture

For more information, please contact:

  • Denise Vigani
  • (973) 761-9480
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