Rhonda Garelick writes on fashion, design, art, performance, literature, and politics.
She is the author of Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History (Random House, 2014); Electric Salome: Loie Fuller’s Performance of Modernism (Princeton University Press, 2007); Rising Star: Dandyism, Gender, and Performance in the Fin de Siècle (Princeton University Press, 1998); and co-editor of Fabulous Harlequin: ORLAN and the Patchwork Self (University of Nebraska Press, 2010). Her cultural criticism appears regularly in The Cut (New York Magazine), and she often writes for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Brooklyn Rail, and Salon. Rhonda is a Guggenheim fellow and has also received awards from the NEA, the NEH, the Getty Research Institute, the Dedalus Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Whiting Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She is Professor of Performing Arts and English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and also teaches at NYU/Gallatin as the Guess Distinguished Fellow in Fashion Studies. She received her B.A. and Ph.D. in comparative literature and French from Yale University and is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.