Jonathan Michael Square is an assistant professor at Parsons School of Design. He was previously a lecturer in the Committee on Degree in History and Literature at Harvard University and a fellow in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, Dr. Square’s work considers histories of enslavement through the lens of fashion, and his research has appeared in numerous scholarly and public-facing venues. Currently, he is working on a book manuscript titled Negro Cloth: How Slavery Birthed the Global Fashion Industry. He has curated exhibitions at Harvard University and the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis.