I am both a scholar and a practicing artist. My interdisciplinary scholarly research focuses on the meanings of objects in people’s lives, particularly in relation to women and the domestic environment, and I take a global approach, looking broadly at intercultural relationships. My greatest two main arenas have been the history of textiles and fashion, and theoretical aspects of material culture (e.g., the meanings of souvenirs; gendered approaches to proxemic distance). My art consists of collage and assemblage that often incorporates natural detritus such as bones, barks, and shell.
- Design Studies
- BS Textiles & Fashion Design
- PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- MA, Goddard College