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Fashion, Anxiety and Society: Labor
Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:30–8 pm

Bard Graduate Center Lecture Hall, 38 West 86 Street
Adults $8; Seniors/Students $5; Free for Members

Fashion, Anxiety, and Society is a conversation series curated by Kristen J. Owens. Organized in conjunction with Bard Graduate Center Gallery’s fall exhibition, French Fashion, Women, and the First World War, these monthly conversations explore contemporary questions of gender, labor, justice, and subversion as they relate to fashion. This conversation features Marissa NuncioMinh-Ha T. Pham, Elizabeth Wissinger and Sara Ziff.

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Other Conversations in This Series

Fashion, Anxiety and Society: Justice
With Rikki Byrd, Rhea Combs, and Tanisha C. Ford
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30–8 pm

Fashion, Anxiety and Society: Subversion
With Lucia Cuba, Fawn Krieger, and Otto von Busch
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 6:30–8 pm

Meet the Speakers
Marissa Nuncio is the director of the Garment Worker Center. Nuncio practiced law as a labor and employment attorney for seven years, and has been an advocate for worker’s rights for more than 12 years, including as program coordinator for Sweatshop Watch (a co-founding organization of the Garment Worker Center) from 2000 to 2003. 

Minh-Ha T. Pham is an associate professor in the Graduate Program in Media Studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her research examines fashion, labor, and power in the contexts of global and digital capitalism. 

Elizabeth Wissinger is a professor of sociology at City University of New York’s Graduate Center and at Borough of Manhattan Community College, where she teaches fashion studies and sociology. Her research focuses on technology, fashion, and embodiment.

Sara Ziff is the founding director of the Model Alliance, an organization that promotes fair treatment, equal opportunity, and sustainable practices in the fashion industry, from the runway to the factory floor. Ziff has worked as a model for nearly two decades and produced the feature documentary Picture Me, which chronicles models’ experiences of their industry. 

Meet the Curator
Kristen J. Owens is an arts administrator, curator, researcher, and archivist with interests in visual culture, fashion, and African American studies. She works at the intersection of material preservation, information access, and arts education. Owens holds an MA in visual culture: costume studies and an MS in library and information science from New York University’s dual degree program with LIU Palmer. She holds a BA in fashion studies and has returned to her alma mater, Montclair State University, as a lecturer in that subject.




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French Fashion, Women, and the First World War
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