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Talk #48

Carol Tulloch

Professor Carol Tulloch is a writer and curator with a specialism in dress and black identities. She is a member of the Transnational Art, Identity and Nation Research Centre (TrAIN) and is the TrAIN/V&A Fellow in the Research Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Tulloch was the Principal Investigator of the Dress and the African Diaspora Network, an international endeavour to develop critical thinking on this subject. Tulloch’s current research focus is on the telling of self through the styled black body. This includes cross-cultural and transnational relations, cultural heritage, auto/biography, personal archives and what she calls style narratives. She combines these approaches to consider how black people negotiate their sense of self within various cultural and social contexts locally, nationally and internationally. Her work includes other social and cultural groups to compare experiences, and/or cultural collaborations with people of the African diaspora that enables her to develop a dialogue in the telling and place of individuals and groups. Additionally, the experiences of lives in different situations, the home, and making things have also informed the expansion of her research. Professorial Lecture slides