In the interviews with The Chronicle of Higher Education and NPR's "Tell Me More," Monica Miller discusses black dandyism and its lineage of using dress to expand definitions of blackness, gender, and sexuality.

Visit NPR's website to hear Prof. Miller's interview on "Why Black Men Tend to Be Fashion Kings."

Also view a photo essay of three academics "stylin' out."

Prof. Miller, an associate professor in Barnard's English department, is the author of Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, which received the MLA's William Sanders Scarborough Prize.