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Upcoming & Ongoing Projects and Research


Research – Ongoing:

“Cocktail Dresses“ 

Exhibition writing on cocktail dress history for the exhibition  "Flax: First Fiber of the Arts"  A collaboration with the School of Theatre Fashion Archive , and the Center for Virtual/Material Studies at PENN State.  

“Inclusive Inquiry: New Pedagogical approaches in Theatrical Design and History Education.“

As the recipient of the first Mason Gross School of the Arts Grant for inclusive teaching. I am Expanding and exploring  material culture and research methodology as ways to teach history of costume, architecture, and decorative arts.


"Clothing as Context: Sancho's world in Eighteenth-Century London."  

Part of a larger research project : “The Arts as Black Resistance in Eighteenth-Century London: The Life and World of Ignatius Sancho (1729–1780),” an interdisciplinary research group affiliated with the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University and that includes subject experts at other institutions in the United States and in the United Kingdom.


“Castoffs: Identity and Memory.”

A transdisciplinary work and interactive workshop that combines ethnography, oral history, and visual arts.. Exploring memory and crafting identity through textile, ceramic and storytelling.

"Creating Digital Costume Archive" 

Best practices in artist legacy, material culture, and oral history. 

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