Brazilian anthropologist, editor, and fashion researcher-activist.
Mi Medrado is a Brazilian anthropologist focusing on the cultural-economic contemporary production and circulation of Media and the Fashion industry in the Global South (Brazil-Angola). Medrado is a doctorate researcher at the Federal University of Bahia. She also holds a Master's in Arts and is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Her teachings and research on culture and political economy aim to elaborate methodology tools for a fashion for future research in the Global South.
Medrado is the Research Collective for Decolonialty and Fashion editor-in-chief and editor for Bloomsbury publisher on Business Cases.
Medrado co-founded Brazilian Decolonial Studies in Fashion Network and Fashion and Decolonization: Global South Crossing working group. She is part of the Colonization and Design Education in Brazil project at the Federal University of Ceará. Her collective was recently nominated for the Jabuti Award 2021 for innovation and reading promotion. She co-hosted the podcast series "Decolonial Aesthetic Transits" at the Federal University of Goiás. Mi is also a key collaborator on the Brazilian Fashion Colloquium.