Nicole Archer researches contemporary art and material culture, with an emphasis in modern textile and garment histories. Further interests include critical and psychoanalytic theory, corporeal feminism, and performance studies. Currently, Nicole is writing a manuscript entitled A Looming Possibility: Towards a Theory of the Textile, which considers how critical understandings of textiles can extend poststructuralist theories of the text. Her research also examines the ways that the textile works to produce and maintain the limits of legitimate versus illegitimate forms of state violence. Nicole’s teaching explores the relations of politics and aesthetics through examinations of style, embodiment, and desire.