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Race, Ethnicity, Dress, and Identity Module

  • Kelly L. Reddy Best (Iowa State University)


In a social psychology of dress course in the undergraduate textile and apparel major, I developed the race, ethnicity, dress, and identity module for asynchronous online delivery in a lower-level course. In the module, I created four components (two course materials and two direct assessments) for online teaching to enhance student through an innovative strategy resulting in successful online practices: (a) digital open-source textbook chapter; (b) YouTube wardrobe interview videos; (c) case study; and (d) quiz. The open-source digital textbook has interactive and aesthetically pleasing components. I also created open-source videos of people from historically marginalized communities discussing how their identities intersect with how they appear. The videos are embedded in the textbook. In the module, students complete a quiz and case study using the module materials, which assisted them in meeting the module and course learning outcomes.

Keywords: teaching, race, fashion, curriculum, open source, marginalized, identities

How to Cite:

Reddy Best, K. L., (2024) “Race, Ethnicity, Dress, and Identity Module”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:

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Published on
21 Jan 2024
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