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‘We haven’t got here just on our own. It’s a conversation’. Jo Littler interviews Carol Tulloch

Littler, J. ORCID: 0000-0001-8496-6192 & Tulloch, C. (2022). ‘We haven’t got here just on our own. It’s a conversation’. Jo Littler interviews Carol Tulloch. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 25(5), pp. 1527-1539. doi: 10.1177/13675494221106494


Carol Tulloch is an author, curator, maker and academic, and Professor of Dress, Diaspora and Transnationalism at the University of the Arts in London. She grew up in Doncaster in the North of England and studied BA Fashion and Textile Design at Ravensbourne College Design and Communication, and MA History of Design at the Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert Museum. She is known for her innovative work on heritage, personal archives, style narratives and auto/biography, and her books include Black Style (2004) and The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of the African Diaspora (2016). She has curated and co-curated a wide range of exhibitions, including Grow Up! Advice and the Teenage Girl (The Women’s Library, 2002); The March of the Women: Suffragettes and the State (National Archives, 2003); Picture This: Representations of Black People in Product Promotion (Archives and Museum of Black Heritage, 2002); Black British Style (V&A, 2004); and Rock Against Racism (Autograph, 2015). In this interview, conducted online in summer 2021, she talks to Jo Littler about her work and the contexts and cultures it emerged out of.

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Publisher Keywords: dress, style, difference, belonging, making, conversation, memory, connections, disconnections
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > Sociology & Criminology
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