Marilia Hernandes Jardim

Senior Lecturer of Contextual Studies, UCA Epsom

Academic, School of Fashion

Marilia Jardim is a Semiotician and Researcher concentrating on the matter of Communication, Dress, and Decolonisation of Knowledge.

MPhil of Communication and Semiotics at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (CPS / PUC-SP) and Doctoral Researcher at the University of Westminster (CAMRI), her academic work combines theories of Communication and Semiotics with Fashion Studies and Post-colonial Theory, concentrating on the matter of interactions between body and objects, or between subjects and other, and the role of such interactions in the construction of social and cultural contexts.

A graduate of Performing Arts, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Researcher in Critical Pedagogy, her academic practice and lecturing are committed to the blending of different theories and methods which aim at encouraging intersections and integration between theory and practice, adopting an approach to HE environments focused on developing interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, and creativity that stems from critical practice, while also working to promote the union of Western Epistemologies with non-Western knowledge traditions.

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Member of the Socio-semiotics Research Centre (Brazil/France): Researcher

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

  • (2015) 2014 Best Master Degree Dissertation – PUCSP, CAPES
  • (2014) Communication and Semiotics, Master Degree – PUCSP, 1st
  • (2012) 1st Place – Communication and Semiotics Dissertation Project Scholarship – CAPES, Brazil