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ABOUT

Professional Experience:

  • Writing Coach & Tutor (2020-present)

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto Cinema Studies Institute (2020-21)

  • Publicity Assistant, NYU Press (2019)

  • Writing Assistant, NYU Gallatin Writing Center (2018-2019)

  • Public Programs/Education Intern, Whitney Museum of American Art (2018)

  • Editing Intern, La Pietra Dialogues (2018)

  • Intern, Sara Moonves/Vogue magazine (2017)

  • Communications Intern, Kastor & Pollux (2014)

  • Editor in Chief/Founder, Couturesque Magazine (2014-2018)

Tia Glista (b. 1998) is a writer, filmmaker, graduate student, and former digital magazine editor from the Toronto area. 

She has been involved in creative practices from a young age, having begun a zine for local girls at the age of eight, before going on to helm Canada's top Harry Potter fan website until 2012. Her passion for creating smart and thoughtful creative communities resulted in the founding of Couturesque magazine, a platform for "critical thinking fashion creatives" in 2014. Couturesque served a global audience of millennial and Gen-Z thinkers and creators who were passionate about understanding the social, political, and ethical aspects of the fashion industry. In 2015, she was profiled by The Globe & Mail under the headline "Wintour, Roitfeld, Glista?: Why this 17 year old launched Couturesquemag.com, a buzzy new online fashion source." While pursuing fashion, Tia interned for major stylists including Vogue Contributing Editor/W Editor in Chief Sara Moonves as well as Harry Lambert. She served as Editor in Chief of Couturesque until the end of 2018, after deciding to exit the fashion industry to foreground her interest in feminism.

Tia earned a self-directed B.A. in "Intersectional Feminist Imagemaking & Cultural Criticism" with an Art History minor from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study, graduating Summa Cum Laude. During her undergraduate degree, she lived and studied in New York, London, UK, and Florence, Italy. She returned to the Toronto area at the end of 2019 to pursue two MA degrees from the University of Toronto, in Cinema Studies and English respectively. For the latter degree, she received a Canada Graduate Scholarship-Master's from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada for her work on contemporary feminist literature. In fall 2022, she began her PhD in English. For more on Tia's academic work, click here

In addition to her scholarly aspirations, Tia is also a writer and critic whose essays and interviews have appeared in The Guardian, Dazed, Document Journal, Electric Literature, Office, and PAPER. She has interviewed foremost contemporary writers including Eileen Myles and Olivia Laing, and filmmakers Sally Potter and Nia DaCosta. She is currently working (when there is time!) on a long creative non-fiction project. For more on Tia's writing, click here.