Emma Dick is Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture, Fashion at Middlesex University and Director of Projects & Training for SPINNA Circle, a non-profit organisation working to empower women in fashion and textiles globally. Her research practice aims to bring together the disciplines of textiles, business, and development and is often focused geographically in Asia (Bhutan, Turkey, Central and South-East Asia). She is interested in how issues of the postcolonial collide with ideas of the postmodern to foreground issues of ethics and appropriation in cross-border trade and the global business of fashion.
Dick, Emma and Mullaniff, Kathleen (2020) Reflections on textile and memory. The invisible hand and women's work: Dean Castle Textile Team at the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock. In: Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms. Deepwell, Katy , ed. Valiz, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. ISBN 9789492095725
Deepwell, Katy and Kokoli, Alexandra M. and Robinson, Anne and Mullaniff, Kathleen and Dick, Emma and Attwood, Feona and Leeson, Loraine and Maude-Roxby, Alice (2018) Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms - 2 July 2018, Middlesex University. In: Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms, 02 July 2018, Middlesex University, London, UK.
Dick, Emma (2018) Performing Eurasia in the textiles and clothing businesses along the Silk Road. Cambridge Journal of Eurasian Studies , 2 . pp. 1-14. ISSN 2514-4634
Dick, Emma and Ganguli, Rupa (2017) Cultural heritage as economic value and social opportunity: SPINNA Circle. In: 1st InHerit International Conference on the Value of Cultural Heritage in Athens, 12-13 May 2016, Athens, Greece.
Dick, Emma (2016) Constructing fashionable dress and identity in Bhutan. In: Modern Fashion Traditions: Negotiating Tradition and Modernity Through Fashion. Craik, Jennifer and Jansen, M. Angela , eds. Dress and Fashion Reserach . Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 185-206. ISBN 9781474229494