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Keynote Speakers for SCOS 2023

A visual presentation of Haute Couture
Thursday 13 July 9.30-10.00

Madeleine Czigler was born in Budapest, Hungary and raised in Toronto, Canada. She holds degrees from the University of Toronto and the Sorbonne in Paris and has pursued a career in TV broadcasting and print journalism for four decades.

As a field producer for major media such as CTV, CBC, Discovery and PBS, Madeleine reported on topics ranging from political elections, Olympic sports and fashion shows. From 1989 to 2009, she was the Paris based producer for the internationally acclaimed CBC TV series Fashion File seen in over 150 countries around the world. Madeleine has covered hundreds of fashion shows and back stages interviewing celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Linda Evangelista and Karl Lagerfeld. Madeleine now divides her time between Paris and Toronto, freelancing and teaching communications at the American University of Paris.

Five new trends: Organizational fashion hunting 2023
Thursday 13 July 10.00 – 10.15

Monika Kostera, Titular Professor in economics and the humanities.

She works as Professor in Sociology at Warsaw University, as well as Professor in Management at Södertörn University, Sweden, and is affiliated with LITEM, l'Université Évry Val-d'Essonne, France. She has also been employed as professor and chair in the UK, including at Durham University.

She writes and publishes texts on organization theory as well as poetry. She is Associate Editor at Gender, Work and Organization and has been co-editing several journals including British Journal of Management. Her current research interests include organizational imagination, disalienated work and organizational ethnography. She is member of Erbacce Poets’ Cooperative.

Haute Couture: A Mirror of Our Times           
Thursday 13 July 13.30 – 14.15

Dana Thomas is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes, Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano and Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, all published by Penguin Press, and Fashionopolis Young Readers Edition, published by Dial Books. She is the European Sustainability Editor for British Vogue, a freelance contributor to the New York Times, and the host of The Green Dream, a bi-weekly podcast on sustainability, produced by Talkbox Studio.  She wrote the screenplay for Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams, an award-winning feature documentary directed by Luca Guadagnino, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2020. Distributed by Sony Classics, Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Doc Award in 2022. Her book Deluxe was adapted for the docuseries, Kingdom of Dreams.

Thomas began her career writing for the Style section of The Washington Post, and for fifteen years she served as a cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in Paris. Thomas has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and Architectural Digest. She has spoken at a host of major conferences and institutions, including the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Festival, Harvard Business School, and TED.

In 1987, Thomas received the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation’s Ellis Haller Award for Outstanding Achievement in Journalism. In 2016, the French Minister of Culture named Thomas a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2017, she was a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good. In 2023, Thomas was named an ambassador for the Prince’s Foundation, King Charles III’s sustainability center, based in Ayrshire, Scotland. She lives in Paris.

"Fashion is individuation, but which ...?"   
Friday 14 July 14.00 – 14.45

Hugo Letiche is Adjunct Professor of research methods at Nyenrode the Business University Breukelen (NL) and member of the l’Université Paris-Saclay LITEM research lab. He is emeritus Professor of critical management studies and qualitative research methods at the Universiteit voor Humanistiek Utrecht (NL).

There prior, he taught at RSM (Erasmus University) and the Nutsseminarium, University of Amsterdam. He has been Professor (part-time) at Lancaster, Keele and Leicester Universities and at the Institute Mines Telecom: Business School.

His current research focuses on the ethnography of accountability. His focus has been on self-reflexivity and the critical relational awareness of researchers; especially in their intra-action with the ‘Other’ of research. He is currently writing/co-editing five books; as well as chapters in three other books, and has published recently in AAAJ (Accounting, Auditing, Accountability Journal), CPA (Critical Perspectives on Accounting), C&O (Culture & Organization), JOCM (Journal of Change Management), RIPCO (Revue internationale de psychosociologie et de gestion des comportements organisationnels), somatechnics, and EPAT (Educational Philosophy & Theory).