Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies
My research and teaching explore the intersections of fashion, feminism and LGBTQ studies, popular culture and cultural studies.
In my forthcoming book - Fashioning Indie: Popular Fashion, Music and Gender (I.B. Tauris 2017) - I chart the mainstreaming of indie music culture and explore the feminized popular fashion formation that emerged in its wake. I also write about contemporary popular music and some of the people who make it: pop stars, themselves; journalists and critics, who write about them; and stylists, hair stylists, make-up artists and costume designers, who mold their looks. Finally, I have begun a cultural history, exploring the impact of the AIDS epidemic on the fashion industry.
I am Reviews and Open Space editor for International Journal of Fashion Studies.
PhD, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London: Fashion Studies, Concentration in History, Theory and Culture, 2012
MSc, London School of Economics: Sociology, 2006
BA, University of Pennsylvania: German Studies, 2005
American Studies Association
2017 Fashioning Indie: Popular Fashion, Music and Gender. London; New York: I.B. Tauris. (Forthcoming).
2017 “Fashioning pop: Visual cultural producers and the imaging of popular music”. In F. McDowell and L. Armstrong (eds) Fashioning Professionals. London: Bloomsbury. (Forthcoming).
2014 “Resistance: Why does it still matter?”. Catalogue article accompanying the forthcoming “Clash – Counterculture in Fashion” exhibition at The Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Denmark.
2014 Review of “Beyoncé: The Visual Album”. In International Journal of Fashion Studies 1 (2): pp. 271-273.
2013 “Fashioning ‘indie’: The consecration of a subculture and the emergence of ‘stylish’ femininities”. In S. Bruzzi and P. Church Gibson (eds) Fashion Cultures: Theories, Exploration and Analysis. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge: pp. 175-185.
Fash, Music & Cultural Studies
Fashion and the Body