Laini Burton

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Dr. Laini Burton is a Senior Lecturer at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Australia, where she is the Research Higher Degree Convenor. Her research interests centre on body politics, bio-art, design, contemporary art practises and criticism, fashion theory, performance, and body/spatial relations. Laini’s research activities reflect local, national, and international connections as she regularly participates in conferences and panels. At the postgraduate level, Laini supervises Ph.D., DVA, and Masters research candidates whose areas of investigation align with her research expertise. She has been Program Director of Honours Degrees in Design, Fine Art, Photography and Digital Media, Head of Studio Art, and has developed curriculum and taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year tertiary courses across art and design. Her recent publications appear in the journal Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body, and Culture in both the UK and Russia, the text Fashion Theory: A Reader (Routledge), and What is Performance Art? Australian Perspectives (Power Publications). Her current publication project, a book titled Masks in Fashion and Popular Culture: Anonymity, Empowerment, and Identity, will be published by Bloomsbury, London, in 2023.

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