Dr Harriette Richards is an Honorary (Fellow) in the School of Culture and Communication and a Research Associate in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She completed her PhD at the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University in 2018.
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.