Jana Melkumova-Reynolds

Jana Melkumova-Reynolds


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Research interests

Jana Melkumova-Reynolds is a PhD candidate in the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London and a journalist. Her research focuses on the body and (self-)representation in contemporary and historic media and in the workplace, particularly in fashion. She is currently co-editing a volume provisionally entitled Bodies In Flux: Future Anatomies, an interdisciplinary compendium that studies representations of modified and cyborg bodies in contemporary literature, media and visual arts (under contract with Brill Publishers). 

She has devised and co-convened the conference Fashion//Intersections: Bodies, Cultures, Spaces, held in London College of Fashion (University of the Arts London), and presented her research at numerous events. Outside of academia, she is a contributor to a variety of media outlets, including SHOWstudio.com, Business of Fashion, Dazed & Confused, etc. She has been interviewed by The Guardian for a feature on fashion as a workplace in the Education section. Over the years, she has also consulted for a number of consumer and apparel brands and institutions. 

Her latest article on fashion and disability can be viewed on Fashion Theory journal's website

External positions

Associate Lecturer, University of the Arts London

2018 → …


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