PhD, History of Design, University of Brighton, England
Professor of Design Studies and Fashion Studies; Research Chair of Fashion Media Contact Information:
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Design History/Theory, Design Criticism, Fashion History/Theory, Fashion CriticismProfile:
Dr. Hazel Clark has had a substantial career as a teacher, administrator, and scholar in art and design education. She was one of the first graduates in Britain to be awarded a PhD in the history of design, and has since published and taught internationally on the history and theory of design, with a particular interest in design and cultural identity and a focus on fashion and textiles. Before coming to Parsons, her positions included serving as head of the Swire School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now the Hong Kong Polytechnic University). Dr. Clark initiated the MA Fashion Studies program, which Parsons began offering in fall 2010, and the MA Design Studies program, which commenced in fall 2012.Courses Taught:
Clark has been interviewed in a wide-range of popular media about fashion, culture and politics, including such topics as First Lady fashions, sustainability and fashion, fashion and the marketplace, and fashion and cultural identity, including interviews with National Public Radio, Associated Press, Huffington Post, and others.
- Fashion, History and Mediation
- Fashion: Key Concepts
- Fashion and Everyday Life
- Fashion/Nation: China
The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity and Globalization (Routledge, 2009) co-edited with Eugenia Paulicelli;
Design Studies: A Reader (Berg, 2009) co-edited with David Brody;
Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion (Berg, 2005) co-edited with Alexandra Palmer;
The Cheongsam (Oxford University Press, 2000)
Forthcoming: Fashion and Everyday Life, New York and London c1890-2010 (Berg), co-authored with Cheryl Buckley.
“Slow + Fashion - an Oxymoron - or a Promise for the Future...?,” in Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, Vol. 12. Issue 4, December 2008
“Design in a Global Context,” co-edited with Karen Fiss, in Design Issues (MIT Press, Summer 2009).
An edited issue of Design Issues on design in Hong Kong (MIT Press, Spring 2003)