Peer-Reviewed Publications (selected)

Olson, Eric, & Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2019). “Pre-topsurgery, the body scanning machine would most likely error:” Transgender and gender nonconforming travel and tourism experiences. Tourism Management, 70, 250-261.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L., Choi, Eunji, & Park, Hangael. (2018). Race, colorism, body size, body position, and sexiness: Critically analyzing women in fashion illustration textbooks. Clothing & Textile Research Journal.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. Choi, Eunji, & Park, Hangael. (2018). Men in fashion illustration textbooks: A critical analysis of race and the body. Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion, 5(1&2), 103-123.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2018). ‘I cut it [her hair] real short right after I got the job:’ Queer coding during the interview for LGBTQ+ women. Journal of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture, 5(2), 221-234. (Abstract)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2018). LGBTQ women, appearance negotiations, and workplace dress codes. Journal of Homosexuality, 65(1), 615-639. (Abstract)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L., Kane, Laura, Harmon, Jennifer, & Gagliardi, Nika. (2018). Critical perspectives on fashion textbooks: Intersections of race, gender, and body. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, & Education, 11(1), 63-75. (Abstract)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2017). Miki Vargas: Queer fashion photographer and The Handsome Revolution. Clothing Cultures. 4(2), 153-170. (Abstract)

Ogle, Jennifer, Reddy-Best, Kelly L., & Park, Juyeon. (2017). Socializing girls whose bodies may not align with contemporary ideals of thinness: An interpretive study of mothers. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 23, 13-27. (Abstract)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Pedersen, Elaine, L. (2015). Queer women's experiences purchasing clothing and looking for clothing styles. Clothing & Textile Research Journal. 33(4), 265-279. (Abstract)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Pedersen, Elaine, L. (2014). The relationship of gender expression, sexual identity, distress, appearance, and clothing choices for queer women. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education, 8(1), 54-65. (Abstract)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Howell, Alexandra (2014). Negotiations in masculine identities in the Utilikilts brand community. Critical Studies in Men's Fashion, 1 (3), 223-240. (Abstract)

 

 

Juried Design Exhibitions (selected)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2018). White privilege is being able to carry a TV down the street at night, White privilege is not being afraid to call the police. Juried fashion design in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference design exhibition, Cleveland, OH.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2015). You're too pretty to be gay. Activism on the body through representations and negotiations of queer femme invisibility. Juried fashion design in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference design exhibition, Santa Fe, NM. (View here)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2015). The closet. Juried fashion design in the International Fiber Recycling Symposium exhibition, San Francisco, CA. (View here)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2015). A modern interpretation of the sculptress, Madame Grès. Juried fashion design in Costume Society of America National Symposium exhibition, San Antonio, TX. (View here)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. & Saez, Susan. (2015). Girl scientist superhero. Juried fashion design in the Gender and Fashion University of Minnesota Annual Symposium exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (View here)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2014). An exploration of craft and racism - hand tie-dyed materials and 3D printed embellishments with inspiration from the inequitable human condition. Juried fashion design in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference design exhibition, Charlotte, NC. (View here) (Catalog entry on page 54)

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2013). The emotions of rape. Juried fashion design in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference design exhibition, New Orleans, LA. (Abstract) (Catalog entry on page 37). 

Kane, Laura, & Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2013). Latin butterfly. Juried fashion design in the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference design exhibition, New Orleans, LA. (Abstract) (Catalog entry on page 103)

 

 

Peer-Reviewed Presentations or Poster Sessions (selected)

Choi, Eunji, & Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2018). Korean fashion media, beauty ideals, and colorism: Examining the prominence of whiteness between 2013 and 2017 in Céci magazine. Proceedings of the 74th International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 6-9, Cleveland, OH.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L., & Mamp, Michael. (2018). Queering the classroom: Intersections of fashion and the LGBTQ+ community. Proceedings of the 74th International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 6-9, Cleveland, OH.

 Vishakha Chauhan, Reddy-Best, Kelly L., & Sagar, Mahim. (2018). Apparel consumption and experiences of gay men and transgender women in India. Proceedings of the 74th International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 6-9, Cleveland, OH.

 Reddy-Best, Kelly L., & Goodin, Dana. (2018). Queer histories of style in the Midwest from the 1970s to the present: Entangled epistemologies of images, memories, and artifacts. Proceedings of the 74th International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 6-9, Cleveland, OH.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L., & Goodin, Dana. (2018). Queercrip fashion in the 21st century: Sky Cubacub and the queercrip dress reform. Proceedings of the Fashion and the Future of Design, September 27-28, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L., *Dong, Huanjiao, and *Choi, Eunji. (2017). “Male hair cannot extend below plane of the shoulder” and “no cross dressing:” Critical queer analysis of high school dress codes in the United States. Proceedings of the 73rd International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, November 14-18, St. Petersburg, FL.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2017). Miki Vargas: Queer fashion photography and The Handsome Revolution. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting and National Symposium of the Costume Society of America, May 29-June 4, Portland, ME.

Reddy-Best, Kelly L. (2017). Is this what a lesbian looks like? The representations, shifting sensibilities, and resistance to lesbian styles and imagery. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting and National Symposium of the Costume Society of America, May 29-June 4, Portland, ME.

 

 

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