Elli Michaela Young is a part-time PhD candidate at University of Brighton. Her research investigates how creolised styling practices which emerged in Jamaica’s were utilised in the construction of Jamaican identities during a period of transition from colony to independence (1950-1970). She has a Design BA from London Metropolitan University and a MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy from Goldsmiths College.
Elli has lectured at a number of UK universities and designed the University of Brighton’s first African Diaspora Fashion Module. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Central St Martins and Middlesex University and is a Teaching and Learning and Continuing Professional Development Officer for the Design History Society where she is responsible for developing and delivering events for design history’s constituency and a member of the National Archives User Advisory Group (UAG).