Dr Clifford teaches on the Contextual Studies modules across all levels of the Fashion Design and Communication BA programme. Ruth has a background in textile design and has recently completed a PhD which focused on the role of design and business education in Indian handloom craft development for contemporary markets. She has particular interest and expertise in the following subject areas: traditional textile craft practices, craft, fashion and sustainability, transnational co-design, postcolonial fashion theory and decolonisation.
2020, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, PhD
Lecturer, Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Clifford R, Cifford R. 2021. Tana Bana: Weaving Life into Cloth Publisher Url
Clifford R. 2018. Learning to weave for the luxury Indian and global fashion industries: The Handloom School, Maheshwar Clothing Cultures, 5 :111-130 DOI
Clifford R. Challenging hierarchies, enhancing capabilities: Innovations in design and business education for handloom weavers in India Edwards E, Braithwaite N.
Clifford R. Balancing local tradition and global influences: Design and business education for traditional artisans in Kachchh, India The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global; Proceedings of the Textile Society of America 16th Biennial Symposium DOI Author Url Publisher Url