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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). She is the co-founder and chair of the interdisciplinary Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures (FCVC) Network for which she received a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award. Sarah has guest-edited the FCVC Network Special Issues of Clothing Cultures (6:1), Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion (7:1&2) and Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture (5:2&3). She is a member of the Critical Costume Steering Group, Reviews Editor for Film, Fashion & Consumption journal and serves on the editorial boards of several Intellect fashion journals (FSPC, CSFB and SFT).

Sarah’s research and publications centre on clothing and identities on and beyond the screen - in particular in popular cinema, TV drama and photography. Her recent co-authored articles with Dr Jacky Collins explore costuming masculinities in Spanish cinema, and also queer style in Killing Eve. Sarah is also currently developing her research on Tilda Swinton as part of wider edited and sole authored projects examining fashion, costume and the body in contemporary visual cultures.

Contact: Northumbria University School of Design, City Campus East 2, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1XE, United Kingdom.