About

Image courtesy of Jenny J. Norris Photography for StyleCaster
Image courtesy of Jenny J. Norris Photography for StyleCaster

I’m a passionate researcher, archivist, educator, and writer with a master’s degree in Fashion Studies from Parsons The New School for Design and a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from The University of Georgia. My lifelong fascination with clothing has led me to a career in studying, displaying, and preserving historic dress in order to better understand the socio-cultural changes in human experience over time.

To put it simply, I’m a total fashion history nerd.

I currently work as an Adjunct Professor of Fashion History at Parsons in addition to writing a history column for Fashionista and serving as an Associate Editor of The Fashion Studies Journal. In the past, I’ve worked as an archivist for prominent American fashion brands as well as The New School Archives and Special Collections. I’ve also contributed to the peer-reviewed academic journals Fashion Theory, Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, and BIAS: Journal of Dress Practice.

This online portfolio is intended to showcase a selection of the work that I have done. For more information about my professional experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile here.