Biker chic and our research project

The NYTimes had a piece Jan 3 about the biker look being on the rise once again. It’s a fun little piece about how the iconic black leather jacket and tough-as-nails demeanor of a biker translates from the open road to mainstreet and the runway. As previously mentioned, I’m working with my advisor and professor, as well as another graduate student on a research project about the value and meanings of black leather jackets for bikers. If you wear one or know someone who does, please check out our survey which is still in progress and we’re trying to reach 100 participants. We’ll be presenting this work in a long-form panel at the Pop Culture/American Culture national conference in SF this March.

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