I’m a Graduate student and MacCracken Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at New York University, where I’m concurrently completing the NYU/TISCH Grad. Cert. Program in Culture and Media. Prior to this, I completed a BA (Honors with University Medal) in Anthropology at the University of Sydney.
My PhD research will explore the emerging Indigenous Fashion industry, with an ethnographic focus on production and service contexts in Central Australia. I’m particularly interested in (1) the production of garments, cosmetics and imagery, and (2) the interactional settings of hairdressing and beauty salons.
At a more theoretical level, my research seeks to develop an understanding of how ‘mundane’ aesthetic practices in everyday interpersonal and mediated interactions are shaped by, and effect, public discourses of race, identity and belonging.