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Heather Akou

Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

Expert Bio

Heather Akou is an associate professor in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, specializing in histories of fashion, dress and the body. She is also director of the Sage Collection, co-coordinator of the fashion design program, a member of the editorial board for Bloomsbury Fashion Central (a major online resource for fashion studies based in the U.K.), and co-founder and co-director of the Dress and Body Association.

Areas of Expertise

Laws and political rhetoric about clothing, masks for COVID-19, political T-shirts, the history of legislation on face coverings, service-industry uniforms.

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