Scholars’ Roundtable Presentation: Do We Study Diversity in Dress?

Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Carmen Keist, Tameka N. Ellington, Nancy Deihl, Michael Mamp

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In 2019, four CSA Scholars’ Roundtable Honorees (Kelly Reddy-Best—Iowa State University, Carmen Keist—Bradley University, Tameka N. Ellington—Kent State University, and Nancy Deihl—New York University) discussed “do we study diversity in dress?” Dr. Michael Mamp (Central Michigan University), a 2018 honoree, moderated the 90-minute session. He started by asking the panelists questions such as “Do we study diversity in dress?” “How does your positionality influence your own research?” and “What suggestions would you provide to CSA members to incorporate diversity when studying dress?” Following these questions, individuals from the 200-person audience offered comments and questions to the panel. In this paper, we provide a verbatim transcription of the session, which took place in Seattle, Washington.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-157
Number of pages17
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 2 2020


  • equity
  • fashion
  • inclusion
  • research
  • social justice
  • teaching


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