Samantha Kemmy


I research and teach fashion cultures and histories as a lecturer in Critical and Historical Studies here at Kingston School of Art and at London College of Fashion, UAL.

As a researcher, I am interested in what can be revealed through examining how fashion is made and consumed by makers, wearers and commentators. I am particularly interested in what can be understood through media and cinema. My current research focuses on capturing through ethnography queerness and feminisms in club and music festival cultures. I am also interested in the sociology of the fashion industry, particularly roles connected with fashion production and ethical/sustainable practices.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Critical & Historical Studies


  • PGCE
  • MA Fashion Cultures & Histories
  • BA (hons) Fashion Promotion & Imaging
  • FHEA

Teaching and learning

As a teacher, I encourage students to critically analyse and reflect on their everyday lived experiences and communities, as much as the highly mediatised and glossy spaces we may associate with fashion making and consumption. In doing so, I hope to open up a space where students can think critically about their own developing fashion practices. Through research and analysis in Critical and Historical studies, I support students to locate their own positionality and use their voice in relation to what they experience, make, and do.

Undergraduate courses taught