SHA'MIRA COVINGTON, PH.D.
Scholar-Artist | Yogi-Pole & Burlesque Dancer | Liberationist
Sha’Mira is an interdisciplinary scholar-artist and Assistant Professor in Fashion who uses archival methods to narrativize the origins and continuity of Black collective memory. Her research explores fashion and dress as cultural, historical, social, and political processes involved in and affected by histories of colonial domination, anti-colonial resistance, and processes of decolonization. Her dissertation, "The Revolution will be Embodied", is an archival meditation on the myriad of ways that Black women have used embodied modes as liberatory praxis. She also studies and teaches fashion sustainability through Black and Indigenous lenses.
"It's said that every revolutionary act is an act of love; and this is an act of love."