With over 25 years of industry experience in various contexts and regions, including New York, New Delhi and Mexico City, traversing a broad range of markets and competencies –design, public relations, production, development–, Jeannine Diego’s extensive creative practice informs her research as well as her focus on sustainable design. She is engaged in design innovation projects with Mexico’s traditional textile makers, centered on fair trade practices and participatory design processes, in addition to spearheading the Sartorial Studies research program at 17, Institute of Critical Studies. Her areas of interest lie at the intersections of fashion and politics, as expressed through the self-making practices (dressing as narrative, making, mending, crafting) of undisciplined bodies, particularly in Cuba and Mexico. She has taught courses in fashion theory, and her research, which has been published in peer-reviewed journals, has also found expression in documentary film projects. She serves on the editorial board of Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty, and is a member of the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion (UCRF) as well as some of its subgroups focused on sustainable practice and policy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design and a Master’s Degree in Critical Theory.