About two years ago I began auditing classes after my 9-to-5 in the fashion industry hoping to take my career a new direction. I was lucky enough to find my way into courses taught Ricardo Montez and Joshua Lubin-Levy, both graduates of this program. They exposed me to so much of the seminal work that came out this department and helped me craft my own ideas within that framework.
I am so thankful to have been exposed to the work of José Muñoz. He has had such a massive impact on my writing and research. Even though I never had the pleasure of working with him, his imprint on the faculty is undeniable. His presence seems to hang in the air like the sillage of a perfume. It's an environment that I thrive in and in the end it just felt like where I belonged.