Dr Elizabeth Kutesko

Associate Lecturer

Elizabeth Kutesko (PhD 鶹Ƶ Institute of Art) is Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Central Saint Martins. She is the author ofFashioning Brazil: Globalization and the Representation of Brazilian Dress in National Geographic(Bloomsbury, 2018) and has published an article based upon her research in the Brazilian Fashion Special Edition ofFashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture(November 2016). Her research interests are Latin American bodily practices and the intersection between fashion, cultural identity, representation and power. She has 5 years of experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students from a range of disciplinary perspectives and international backgrounds.


Education

AHRC-funded PhD completed at the 鶹Ƶ Institute of Art in 2016, examining the representation of Brazilian dress inNational GeographicԱ.


Teaching

Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Central Saint Martins across the BA Fashion, Textiles and Jewellery programmes. Since 2012, she has taught BA and MA courses in dress, body and visual culture at the 鶹Ƶ Institute of Art, NYU London, the Royal College of Art, University for the Creative Arts, and Winchester School of Art.


Research interests

  • Dress, fashion and the clothed body
  • Latin American photography and film
  • Latin American fashion cultures
  • The nuances and complexities of representation
  • The politics of globalisation
  • Visual and material cultures in global contexts
  • Local and global intersections in fashion and photography
  • Embodiment and sensory perception

Recent publications

Fashioning Brazil: Globalization and the Representation of Brazilian dress in National Geographic.Ǵdzܰ’sDress and Fashion Researchbook series, ed. by Joanne Eicher, 2018.

‘Fashioning Brazil: National Identity and the Politics of Globalisation in Contemporary Brazilian Fashion Photography.’Photoworks Annual, Special Edition: Fashion and Style Politics,(November 2016)

‘Fashioning Brazil: Globalization and the Representation of Brazilian Dress in National Geographic Since 1988.’Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, Special Edition: Brazilian Fashion,(2016), (

‘Snapshot: Brazilian Women’s Lycra Clothing.’Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion,2: Latin America and the Caribbean (2015), (

‘Brazilian Fashion Designers.’Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion,2: Latin America and the Caribbean (2015), (

‘Moroccan Fashion Designers.’Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion,1: Africa (2014), (

‘Snapshot: 21st-Century Moroccan Women’s Dress.’Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion,1: Africa (2014), (

‘Problems and Tensions in the Representation of theSapeurs, as Demonstrated in the Work of Two Twenty-First Century Italian Photographers.’Immediations,3: 2 (2013), pp. 61-78.

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