Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies
Sheila Johnson Design Center
I am an Assistant Professor in Fashion Studies in the School of Art and Design History, Parsons The New School for Design. My research looks at the social ties and cultural encounters between design worlds and manufacturing landscapes across Asia and the Americas, exploring the memory, migration, and labor of cultural workers. My most recent project is on the fast-fashion industry within the U.S. In general, I write on fashion, design and labor, material culture, social memory, the ephemeral and everyday, and ways of knowing and representing in ethnographic practice. I am a GIDEST fellow and member of the India China Institute at The New School, and member of the Fashion Praxis working group at Parsons.
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PhD, Anthropology, Yale University
BA, Anthropology, Rutgers University
American Anthropological Association, Society for Cultural Anthropology, American Studies Association, Asian American Studies Association, Association for Asian Studies
Vestoj, Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty, The Baffler, Pacific Standard Magazine, Design Issues, Speculation Now: Essays and Artwork, Fashion Studies: Research Methods, Sites, and Practices.
Design, labor and work; fashion culture industries; migration race ethnicity; material culture and cultural studies; fashion and the body; cities and urban ethnography; social and cultural theory, US and Asia.
GIDEST, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, Fulbright Program, Korea Foundation
Advanced Thesis Preparation