Jo Pickering (COM348 Beauty & Diversity in Fashion Media)

Jo Pickering has over 15 years teaching experience at graduate and undergraduate levels.  She is currently dissertation tutor for MA fashion and textile students at the Royal College of Art and leads units in Fashion Media and The Body and the Beauty Industries at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.  Her research interests center around the body and social class and she has published and presented research internationally on media representations of pregnancy and social class, retro tendencies in burlesque and cabaret and the fashioning of class in reality television.  She has a Masters degree in Art Theory from Chelsea College of Art and is working towards a PhD by publication.