Marketing Identity; Fashion and the Commodification of Region, Religion, and Ethnicity

WKSC 201, Beirut campus

The Department of Art & Design is organizing a lecture titled “Marketing Identity; Fashion and the Commodification of Region, Religion, and Ethnicity” by Reina Lewis.

Reina Lewis is an Artscom Centenary Professor of Cultural Studies at London College of Fashion, UAL. She is author of Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures (Duke University Press, 2015), Rethinking Orientalism: Women, Travel, and the Ottoman Harem (2004), and Gendering Orientalism: Race, Femininity, and Representation (1996). She is editor of Modest Fashion: Styling Bodies, Mediating Faith (2013), and with Zeynep Inankur and Mary Roberts, The Poetics and Politics of Place: Ottoman Istanbul and British Orientalism (2010), with Nancy Micklewright, Gender, Modernity and Liberty: Middle Eastern and Western Women’s Writings: A Critical Reader (2006), with Sara Mills, Feminist Postcolonial Theory: A Reader (2003), and with Peter Horne, Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Visual Cultures (1996). Reina Lewis is editor with Elizabeth Wilson of the book series Dress Cultures.

Lewis is a frequent media commentator - most recently for the New York Times, le Monde, BBC World, BBC Radio, CBC radio, NPR radio, The Guardian, The Times, Marie-Claire magazine, Elle Brazil,,, and Huffington Post.