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This 28-Year-Old Ignored Warnings About Job-Hopping and Doubled Her Salary to $186K in 5 Years

Cinneah El-Amin '16, 28, in New York City has worked in banking and tech. In February, she was laid off from her tech job and is taking time away from Corporate America to grow her own business, an online career and lifestyle platform called Flynanced.



This course is concerned with two interrelated topics: 1) the long, complicated history of voyages to Latin America; and 2) the myriad and evolving ways voyagers to the region have portrayed its landscapes, people, food, festivals, and more. The course will move chronologically from the 15thcentury to the present, with each week devoted to grappling with a type of voyage characteristic of a given era.

“‘Fashion’ as a system is very exclusive, while style belongs to us all,” says Monica L. Miller, the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of English and Africana Studies at Barnard. She has studied Black culture and clothing for two decades, and this summer she has added her expertise to a number of exhibitions, including the "Africa Fashion" exhibition at London's V&A Museum and "Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip-Hop Style" at New York's FIT. Professor Miller was kind enough to explain her academic approach to fashion and her plans to bring her research to the classroom.


Professor Miller shares two projects in London:

1) Along with other academics, I was an initial consultant (very small role, but fun) for the V&A Museum's historic exhibition Africa Fashion, which opens on July 2nd-- it is getting amazing press in England.  I wrote an essay for the exhibition catalog, "Orange Culture: Once Upon a Time in Nigeria…".  Orange Culture (A Nigerian fashion label that makes clothes for all genders) is featured on the cover of the book.  The catalog will be available in August 2022

2) Last year, I wrote an essay for Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon show at the Whitechapel Gallery, a show that was in collaboration with the V&A.  Gates' work has been on exhibition in London since Fall of 2021 and now includes his "Black Chapel" installation for the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion.  The catalog for A Clay Sermon, including my essay, "Oh Yeah! Yes! Oh Yeah!: Theaster Gate's film A Clay Sermon" will also be published in August of 2022. 




Congratulations to Celia E. Naylor,  Professor of Africana Studies and History; Chair of the Africana Studies Department, on her recently published book entitled "Unsilencing Slavery"