The Directory:

Educators, Scholars & Curators

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...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

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...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

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...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Eric Darnell Pritchard

Dr. Eric Darnell Pritchard is originally from Queens, NY and was raised in Black feminist abundance by their grandmother, mother, and aunt. Today, they are an ancestor-led and fortified, “community-accountable” (Alexis Pauline Gumbs), writer, teacher, and Black...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Eulanda A. Sanders

Dr. Eulanda A. Sanders is currently the chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management at Iowa State University. She also serves as the Donna R. Danielson Professor of Textiles and Clothing in Apparel, Merchandising and Design. She...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe

Dr. Jessica R. Metcalfe (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a Ph.D. in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. She previously served as managing editor and contributor to the underground Native American arts...

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Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Jonathan M. Square

Jonathan Square is a writer and historian specializing in fashion and visual culture of the African Diaspora. He has a PhD in history from New York University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from Cornell University. He has...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Joy L. Bivins

Joy L. Bivins is a museum professional with more than fifteen years of experience. Bivins is Associate Director of Collections and Research Services at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Before joining the Schomburg Center, Bivins served as the...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Luz Neira García

Dr. Luz Neira García has a Ph.D. in Art History obtained at the University of São Paulo (USP) in 2012. Her thesis, titled ‘Printed textiles in Brazil, from origin to originality’ (2012), has contributed to the field of fashion studies in Brazil, discussing aspects...

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Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Madison Moore

Madison Moore is a cultural critic, DJ and Assistant Professor of Queer Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Trained in performance studies, their research, teaching and critical creative practice converges at the intersections of...

Educators, Scholars & Curators

Dr. Mariselle Meléndez

Born in Puerto Rico, Mariselle Meléndez is Professor of Colonial Spanish American Literatures and Cultures and LAS Alumni Distinguished Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She is also a former Conrad Humanities Scholar...

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