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Harriette Richards

Research Associate, Cultural Studies, The University of Melbourne

Dr Harriette Richards is a Research Associate in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include fashion in Aotearoa New Zealand, settler colonial theory, fashion and melancholia, feminist framings of value and the future of fashion. She is currently working on research projects investigating entrepreneurs navigating the 'Valley of Death', modern slavery and radical transparency, and a monograph about fashion and the settler colonial imagination. She is co-founder, with Professor Natalya Lusty and Dr Rimi Khan, of the Critical Fashion Studies research collective at the University of Melbourne.


  • 2018–present
    Honorary (Fellow), University of Melbourne