Jessica Hemmings writes about textiles. Some of these words form academic research; others are read as journalism. Research interests span material culture and literature to include the often marginalised voices of postcolonial literature and contemporary craft / lifewriting and embodied knowledge / Zimbabwe and Indonesia / storytelling in the archive. Translations of writing have been published in French, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese and Russian. She is currently Professor of Craft at HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the Rita Bolland Fellow at the Research Centre for Material Culture, the Netherlands (2020-2023).