Graduate Student Bio

Grayson Chong is a mixed media artist. As an artist-scholar, she creates visual art and garments that explore the intersection between fashion, gender, and race in Jamaica and the Caribbean diaspora. Her works have been featured in Contemporary Media Arts Journal (2021) and in the Small Axe Salon special issue on textiles (2021). Much of her research is transhistorical with a particular focus on how elements of Jamaican dancehall fashion can be traced to elements of enslaved dress on sugar plantations in the early modern Caribbean. She is the current editorial assistant of sx salon: a small axe literary platform.

Specializations: Caribbean studies, Performance studies, Fashion studies, Renaissance visual and material culture