Associate Professor | Chair, Department of Fashion Merchandising
Office: Anheuser-Busch Hall 217
Ph.D., American Studies, University of Kansas
M.S., Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri
Research Area/ Scholarly Interest
Her primary research interest is in the sociocultural aspects of dress and appearance.
Chapter publication (Fall 2013). “Art Nouveau and the Symbolic Blurring of Women’s Spatial and Corporeal Environments: The Paradox of Organic Inspiration in Fashion and Interiors”. Co-authored with Denise Bertoncino. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press.
Conference presentation, September 2010. “Art Nouveau and the Symbolic Blurring of Women’s Spatial and Corporeal Environments: The Paradox of Organic Inspiration in Fashion and Interiors.” International Conference on Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues, Oxford, England
Conference presentation, January 2009. “’Kitchen-Soap Skin Isn’t Kissable’: Idealized Femininity in Post-WWII Personal and Home Maintenance Advertisements.” International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii
Conference presentation, July 2008. “Symbolic Dislocation of Women in Interior Product Advertisements.” Women’s Worlds: International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women. Madrid, Spain, July 2008