A Master’s student in Fashion Studies at Ryerson University (2015-2017), Annika Waddell is currently conducting research on African and African-inspired print in contemporary fashion for her Major Research Project (MRP). Under the supervision of Dr. Irene Gammel, Annika’s current research looks at post-colonial theory, the history of African textiles and how African print is being used by designers both within and outside African countries. She holds a BA in Communication Studies from Concordia University and a BA in Geography with a focus on Environmental Studies from Concordia University. Annika has worked for photographers in the UK and Canada as a studio assistant and producer, has run national projects in the non-profit sector and currently works at the City Institute at York University.
MA Major Research paper
Waddell, Annika. “Redefining Fashion Capital(s): Contemporary Ghanaian and Nigerian Fashion.” Fashion Studies Program and Yeates School of Graduate Studies. Ryerson University, April 2017. Read the proposal