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Melissa Chaplin

PhD researcher and feminist. Writing on lifestyle, arts, and culture.

Melissa Chaplin is a PhD researcher based at the University of Durham. Her research interests include: intersectional feminism; creativity; and intercultural communication. She runs The Academichic, an academic fashion blog, and The PhD Write Up, a community for postgraduate students.

This Is Where Noel Fielding Got His Shirt

The arrival of Channel 4's incarnation of <em>The Great British Bake Off</em> sparked much discussion. Was it as good as the previous one? Were there too many adverts? Most importantly however, the internet demanded to know the answer to one burning question: where did Noel Fielding buy that spectacular shirt?
30/08/2017 13:37 BST

Zoolandia: Why This Fashion Season Is All About Animals

From Burberry's Beasts to the Mulberry Squirrel, fashion is embracing creature comforts this Autumn. The relationship between fashion and nature has always been far more than a fling, but lately animal inspiration seems to be cropping up everywhere. This article will guide you through the picks of the litter at every price point.
09/08/2017 14:40 BST

The Rising Stars Of Graduate Fashion Week

Even if you can't make it to Graduate Fashion Week, if you're a fan of fashion outside of the capital why not go out and support your local shows? I was lucky enough to see some of Northumbria's graduate exhibition this year in the Baltic Mill, and there were a variety of spectacular pieces on display.
12/06/2017 13:32 BST

Blogging a PhD

If you're currently studying for a doctorate, I would really recommend joining the community of PhD bloggers out there. You might find that it makes you feel that bit less lonely at your laptop.
02/06/2017 16:33 BST