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Serkan Delice

Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies
Serkan  Delice


Relevant publications

Delice, Serkan (2019) ' "Thrown Away Like a Piece of Cloth": Fashion Production and the European Refugee Crisis', in Fashion and Politics, edited by Dr Djurdja Bartlett. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Almila, Anna-Mari & Delice. Serkan (eds.) (2021) Fashion's Transnational Inequalities. London and New York: Routledge (forthcoming).

Delice, Serkan (2021) 'Fashion and its refugees: labour, ethics, and activism in neoliberal times', in Transnational belonging and female agency in the arts, edited by Dr Basia Sliwinska and Dr Catherine Dormor. New York: Bloomsbury (forthcoming).

Delice, Serkan (2021) 'The Empire's New Clothes: Orientalism and political economy in Vogue Arabia', in Insights on Fashion Journalism, edited by Dr Rosie Findlay and Johannes Reponen. London and New York: Routledge (forthcoming).


Better Lives, Fashion Cultures and Histories, Critical Issues in Fashion Research, Dissertations, PhD supervision

Research interests

Fashion and immigration/refugee movements and labour; fashion production; neoliberalism and transnational inequalities; 'race' and cultural appropriation; and consumer culture.

Relevant conferences / symposia

Delice, Serkan (2019) ‘Cultural Appropriation: Fashion, Race, and the Limits of Critique’, Being the Other – Orientalizing, Self-Orientalizing and Deconstruction, organised by Institut für Orientalistik, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg on 26 July 2019.

Delice, Serkan (2018) ‘Fashion and Emotions in the Age of Neoliberal Capitalism’, paper presented at the conference titled New Borders, New Boundaries: Fashion in a Shifting World, Calvert 22 Space, London, 17 March 2018.


WWD 'How Cultural Appropriation Became a Hot-button Issue for Fashion'

Glamour 'Why online retailer SHEIN selling a Swastika necklace and Muslim prayer mat makes the brand so tone deaf'

BBC 'Does fashion have a cultural appropriation problem?'