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Tia Glista

Writer & PhD Student

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

Tia founded Couturesque magazine, a platform for "critical thinking fashion creatives" in 2014. Couturesque served a global audience of millennial and Gen-Z 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, a buzzy new online fashion source." While pursuing fashion, Tia interned for major stylists including Vogue Contributing Editor Sara Moonves as well as Harry Lambert. She served as Editor in Chief of Couturesque until exiting the fashion industry in 2018.

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 Miriam Toews' novel Women Talking. 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 GuardianDazed, AnOther, Electric Literature, Office, and PAPER. In addition to writing a cover profile of actor Emma Corrin for Document Journal, she has interviewed foremost contemporary writers including Eileen Myles, Paul Preciado, and Olivia Laing, and filmmakers Yvonne Rainer, Joan Jonas, Sally Potter, and Nia DaCosta. For more on Tia's writing, click here.

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