The Directory:

Educators & Scholars

Alphonso D. McClendon

Alphonso D. McClendon researches and develops curriculum in merchandise operations management, product development and sourcing using product lifecycle management, enterprise resource planning and retail analytics software including AIMS360, ApparelMagic and...

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Angela Tate

Angela Tate is a child of the diaspora in more ways than one. She was raised on both sides of the United States and smack dab in the middle of the country (Manhattan, KS), by a mother who spent many years of her childhood outside of the US and a nomadic father with...

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Blair Imani

Blair Imani is a critically-acclaimed historian, social activist, public speaker, educator and influencer. She is the author of two historical books Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018) and Making Our Way Home: The Great...

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Darnell Jamal Lisby

Darnell Jamal Lisby is a fashion historian, curator, and broadcaster based in New York. In his curatorial work for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, he contributed to the organization of the museum’s 2020 exhibition, Willi Smith: Street Couture. He has...

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Dr. Ashley James

Ashley James joined the curatorial department in 2019. Her work merges curatorial practice with an academic background rooted in African American studies, English literature, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Prior to joining the Guggenheim, James served...

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Dr. Brandi T. Summers

Brandi Thompson Summers is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS) at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also affiliated with the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS) and the Center for Race...

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Dr. Cheryl Thompson

Dr. Cheryl Thompson is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School of Creative Industries. She is also a member of The Yeates School of Graduate Studies, and the Graduate Program in Communication & Culture, where she also earned her MA in 2007....

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Dr. Christina H. Moon

Christina H. Moon is a fashion studies scholar and anthropologist in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons School of Design, The New School. Her research looks at the social ties and cultural encounters between design worlds and manufacturing...

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Dr. Christine Checinska

Dr. Christine Checinska’s work is situated at the meeting point between contemporary art, fashion and textiles. She is the Curator of African and African Diaspora Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She writes about the relationship between cloth, culture...

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Dr. Denise Murrell

Denise joined The Met in January 2020. She was previously the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, where she was the curator of the exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to...

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Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall

Dr. Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall Dr. Tunstall joined OCAD University on in 2016, as Dean of Design. As part of the senior management team, she plays a vital role in steering aspects of the academic and administrative agendas within the Faculty of Design, as well as...