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Queer Women's Fashion and Style

Queer Women's Fashion & Style:
Collecting and Telling Histories from the Midwest


Wednesday, October 24
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Park Library Auditorium​
Free & open to the public

Dr. Kelly Reddy-Best
Assistant Professor
Apparel, Merchandising & Design
Iowa State University

This lecture will explore how queer identities are negotiated in everyday clothing and appearances of women living in the Midwest from the latter part fo the 20th century until today. This historic and cultural research draws from analysis of clothing, accessories, interviews, and photographs from 12 LGBTQ+ women living in the Midwest.

Dr. Reddy-Best researches and examines the interrelationships of gender, sexuality, dress, and identity. Much of her work is rooted in social justice with aims to promote social changes related to how our bodies are regulated by cultural norms and politics. She also writes on the history of queer fashions and styles.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Michael Mamp

College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079