maia schellenberg

Dandara Maia Schellenberg

Junior Fellow

Contact

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth


Email: dandara.maia@uni-bayreuth.de

Current Project

Wax Prints: Fashion and Visual Agency in Brazil and Nigeria


Research interests:

Wax prints textiles, uses of African textiles in diasporic countries, relation between fashion and arts dealing with ethnic issues, Nigerian contemporary fashion, transculturation, material culture

Geographical area:

Nigeria, Brazil


Academic Vita

Since October 2019

Doctoral fellow at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)

2018

Master of Arts: Visual Arts, Design, Image, and Culture, Wax Hollandais: African Prints as a Political Tool of the Afro-Brazilian Identity. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

2014

Certificate Program in Textile Print, Center for Technology of the Chemical and Textile Industry, Brazil

2012

Bachelor in Fashion Design: The Margaret Mee's Flowers. How to develop more sustainable fashion collections, Center for Technology of the Chemical and Textile Industry, Brazil

Paper Presentations

2007 "Ethnicity on prints: African prints as ethnical tools" (2007) - Iberian Congress of Semiotics (Congresso Ibérico de Semiótica) - Lisbon, Portugal
2007 Wax hollandais as an ethnic object" (2007) - Fashion Coloquium (Colóquio de Moda) - Bauru, Brazil
2007 “Ethnicity and fashion consumption: African prints as a political statment" (2007) - National History Simposium (Simpósio Nacional de História) - Brasília, Brazil
2007 "Wax hollandais african print: visual analysis to determine a style" (2007) - Fashion Documenta Congress (Moda Documenta) - São Paulo, Brazil
2007 "Wax hollandais: A case study of fashion consumption and ethnic identity" (2007). Paper presented at the International Meeting of Image Studies (Encontro Internacional de Estudos da Imagem) - Londrina, Brazil

Conference Organisation

2018

"Representations of black people on Brazilian cultural industry", Workshop at the secondary school Escola Técnica Estadual de Santa Cruz – FAETEC, Brazil

2007

“Políticas Incendiárias” - Annual meeting of Researchers of Visual Arts of Rio de Janeiro, Centro Municipal de Arte Helio Oiticica, Brazil



Publications

Maia Schellenberg, Dandara (2019). Political dressing: wax hollandais as ethnic tools of afro-Brazilian identity affirmation. Revista Dobras 11 (25). 144-163.