Academic Disciplines as MET Gala fashion: a Thread

Law: JLo
Economics, Specialization in Marxian Theory: AOC
Psychology: Kim K
Ornithology: Serena Williams
Geography: Dan Levy
Social Work: A$AP Rocky
Astronomy: Iman
Oceanography: Michaela Coel
Herpetology: Gabrielle Union
Medicine: Cardi B
Statistics: Pete Davidson
Helioseismology: Normani
Engineering: Lil Nas X
Political Science: Carolyn Maloney
English: Lourde
Philosophy: Timothee Chalamet
Kinesiology: Ella Emhoff
MBA: Simu Liu
Sociology: Billie Eilish
Epidemiology (you overworked heroes!): Rihanna
Religious studies: Lil Baby
Architecture: Will Welch
And my own discipline, Communication/Media/Journalism/Rhetoric. That was fun. The End!

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