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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 Fd.A. 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 and co-organized the three-day international conferences FCVC2018 in Zagreb and FCVC2019 in Roubaix. As part of the Network’s activities, Sarah has also enabled a number of one-day face-to-face and online events and also mentors early career and emerging international researchers. She is a member of the Critical Costume Steering Group and on the editorial team of Film, Fashion and Consumption journal. Sarah’s research and publications centre on clothing and identities on and beyond the screen in contemporary visual cultures. 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 and Consumption (8.2) and guest-edited issue 6.1 of Clothing Cultures. Sarah is currently guest-editing the ‘FCVC Network’ Special Double Issue of Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, co-writing articles with Jacky Collins on ageing male Spanish stars and on queerbaiting and lesbian camp in British television crime drama Killing Eve, together with developing her independent research on Tilda Swinton, film, fashion and performance.

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