PhD (Griffith University)
Background Tiziana has worked in Milan across many fields of the creative industries, from advertising, production manager at Vogue Italy in Milan and as a freelance writer. She holds a PhD from Griffith University on the historical imagination in Italian cinema. Tiziana has taught for several years in Film and Cultural studies, before returning to fashion studies. She has published in several journals on a range of topics that include memory and history in cultural representations, as well as fashion and national identity, Australian wool history, and fashion theory, with a particular lens on fashion and place. Tiziana Has been engaged in community work from 1989, when she conducted field work in communities of women workers in the textile and clothing industry in India. In the middle of the 2000s, she worked on a community project in Cairns with Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people, and Pacific Islanders. Her current research include sustainability, second-hand clothing and justice, circular economy and the city, fashion studies. Tiziana's methodological approach is underpinned by interdisciplinarity and the culture-industry nexus. Tiziana is the Study Area Coordinator (Fashion) at QUT in the School of Design.
Projects (Chief investigator)
- Imperfect circularity: From Cape York to Brisbane
- The state of textile and fashion circular communities in the Greater Brisbane Region.
- National Clothing Product Stewardship Scheme
- Unravelling the media representation of circular economy for fashion education
Tiziana has worked for more than a decade in an international fashion magazine, advertising and music industry in Milan, covering many aspects of the creative industries from a professional viewpoint. Her scholarly knowledge and professional expertise is translated in her teaching across many aspects of fashion communication. She is an Australian Research Council Assessor, a regular peer reviewer for many refereed journals, and an editorial member of two Intellect publications, Clothing Cultures and Studies in Costume and Performance, and of ZoneModa Journal.
- Genderqueer Fashion Models and their Representations of Gender in Visual Culture (2019)
- Fashioning Business: Updating Support for Local, Small-Scale Independent Fashion Designers (2018)
- In Search of Authorship: The Role of the Costume designer in characterisation-three case studies of Australian Screen Costume Design (2018)
- Designing fashion: An exploration of practitioner research within the university environment (2014)
- Fashion in Shanghai: The Designers of a New Economy of Style (2014)
- Design, Sustainability and Australian Mass-Market Fashion: Three Case Studies (2013)