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Dr. Ben Barry



Dr. Ben Barry is an Associate Professor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the School of Fashion and Founding Director of the Centre for Fashion Diversity & Social Change at Ryerson University. His research uncovers the experiences of people— especially of those who are marginalized due to gender identity, race, body type and other axes of identity— when engaging with fashion. Ben's work pioneers the use of co-design and arts-based modes of data collection and dissemination including fashion shows, photography and clothing design. His work has appeared in journals such as Men and Masculinities, Textile and the International Journal of Advertising, and his forthcoming book Refashioning Masculinity: Men and Fashion in the Digital Age will be published by the University of Chicago Press. He holds an MPhil in Innovation, Strategy and Organization and a PhD in Management from Judge Business School at Cambridge University.