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Dr Jane Tynan

Cultural Studies Coordinator
Central Saint Martins
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Jane  Tynan


Jane Tynan is a lecturer on BA and MA design and communication courses at Central Saint Martins. Her research encompasses fashion studies, design history and visual culture. She has taught across a range of arts and humanities courses in Ireland and the UK, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is series editor for Palgrave Studies in Fashion and the Body.

Jane Tynan’s research concerns the history and politics of design. She has worked on visual and material aspects of warfare, with a focus on uniforms and the body. This reflects her ongoing interest in the ordinary, often transient images, objects and spaces that mediate civil-military relations. Other projects concern the distinctive images and objects that mark transformations in law and order, protest and politics. She has contributed to various conferences and published volumes on conflict and visual culture. Recent publications include Uniform: Clothing and Discipline in the Modern World (2019), which explores uniform as an embodied social practice.

Grants and awards

(Figures indicate amount awarded to UAL)

  • Pasold Research Fund, The Keffiyeh: mediating civil-military relations in the Middle East, £1,800.01, (2017-2017)

Research Outputs

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Current research students

  • Fatma Akarlilar, Evolution of Football Uniform from a Functional Artifact to a Designed, Mass Consumed Object (Lead supervisor)
  • Luca Federici, Transgressive Bodies: BDSM, radical performance and the law (Lead supervisor)
  • Lydia Kaye, Digital Anthropology, wearable technology and gender (Joint supervisor)
  • Ray Kinsella, Post-war Britain’s First Youth Subculture: The Jazz Scene in Soho, 1945-1950 (Joint supervisor)
  • Lianne Piroddi, Recording the fashioned-self on Instagram: What is the significance of becoming image to our experience of time and how will this continue to influence future consumption behaviours? (Lead supervisor)
  • Troy Wise, Branded Identity on Instagram: fashion aesthetics and social media (Lead supervisor)