Dr Elizabeth Kutesko

Pathway Leader MA Fashion Critical Studies and BA Fashion History & Theory at Central Saint Martins

Liz Kutesko

I am a fashion historian, with a particular interest in Latin American bodily practices and the intersection between dress, cultural identity, representation and power. I am the author of Fashioning Brazil: Globalization and the Representation of Brazilian Dress in National Geographic (Bloomsbury, 2018) and have also published articles based upon my research in the Global Fashion Special Edition of ZoneModa journal (December 2019) and the Brazilian Fashion Special Edition of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture (November 2016).

I am currently beginning a new project that uses a travel album documenting the construction of the ‘Devil’s Railroad’ across the Brazilian Amazon (1907-1912) to problematize the crystallization of fashion time, photographic time and railroad time from a transnational perspective.