Kimberly Jenkins

Kim Jenkins is a lecturer, host and researcher who specializes in the sociocultural and historical influences behind why we wear what we wear, specifically addressing how politics, psychology, race and gender shapes the way we ‘fashion’ our identity. Based in New York with a background in cultural anthropology and art history, she is a part-time lecturer at Parsons School of Design, Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, and amongst the pioneering cohort of graduates from the MA Fashion Studies program at Parsons. In Fall 2016, Kim debuted the undergraduate course ‘Fashion and Race’ at Parsons, examining the implications of the social construct of race in fashion history, business and image-making.

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