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Sarah Gilligan

Dr Sarah Gilligan is a senior lecturer in fashion communication in the School of Design at Northumbria University (United Kingdom). Prior to joining the team at Northumbria in June 2020, Sarah was the programme leader for FdA design for the creative industries and taught on a range of FE programmes at Hartlepool College (United Kingdom). She is the co-founder of the interdisciplinary Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures (FCVC) Network for which she received a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. She is a member of the Critical Costume Steering Group, and is on the editorial team of Film, Fashion & Consumption journal. Sarah’s research and publications centre on clothing and identities on and beyond the screen. She recently published her open-access article ‘Suits and subcultures: Costuming and masculinities in the films of Pedro Almodóvar’ (co-written with Dr Jacky Collins) in Film, Fashion & Consumption (8:2), and guest-edited the FCVC Network Special Issues of Clothing Cultures (6:1) and Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion (7:1&2). Sarah is currently co-writing articles with Jacky Collins on ageing male Spanish stars and also on queerbaiting and lesbian camp in Killing Eve. She is also developing her independent research on Tilda Swinton, film, fashion and performance as a part of a wider research project.

Contact: Northumbria University School of Design, 12 Falconar Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1XE, United Kingdom.