Worn Through Contributor Updates–What are we up to?

It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on what we’re up to behind the scenes here at Worn Through.

You read our columns, event postings, and random musings, and perhaps you’ve even checked out our bios (which hopefully aren’t too out of date.) But I thought with WT‘s 3rd birthday quickly approaching it is a good time to check in with the ladies that contribute to this blog so you can get a richer perspective on what makes us tick and who we are when we’re not in front of this screen.

You can hit up our bios to find out our occupations, get a list of publications, see pictures, etc, but below is a list of some of our most recent happenings within the field of apparel & scholarship:

Founder and Editor Monica
Monica has been wrapping up this (more or less) final semester of her schooling by closing out her graduate assistantship at the Goldstein Museum of Design, completing a full draft of her dissertation, finishing her role on two university committees, and then walking in commencement (see photo above). She was thrilled to win the award of College of Design Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year for the University of Minnesota, and she also was pleased to receive an Adele Filene Student Award for her upcoming CSA presentation. Monica’s goal is to finish turning her dissertation draft into a final (or close to final) version prior to her first baby being born this July. She’ll then hopefully defend it in the fall, and officially be Doctor Fashion!

Senior Contributor Heather
Heather has been gearing up to be the new Program Chair/President-Elect for the Western Region of the Costume Society of America (starts July 1 and lasts through June 20, 2012). She is also knee-deep in research for her book project.

Contributor Lauren
Lauren successfully completed another academic year of teaching fashion design. She is looking forward to her first summer off in several years and preparing to volunteer at the Northern California Renaissance Faire in the fall.

Contributor Lucy
Lucy has recently begun writing for Fashion Facts Folio, a New York based accessories forecasting company. But she is especially looking forward to teaching classes in art, film, philosophy and fashion at LIM college, a fashion merchandising college in New York, this summer and fall. She’s also continuing to work towards finishing her PhD.

Contributor Tove
Tove has been contributing to the Huffington Post (Style section), is collaborating on a cultural book about fashion in 1930s films, and is a research assistant for a book on 19th century NYC socialite Eliza Jumel’s life as read from her wardrobe. She was a recent guest lecturer on cross dressing for a Sociology Gender class at FIT and is participating in archiving at the Coney Island Museum. She has also joined an interdisciplinary fashion studies group through CUNY.

Intern Kat
Kat has been working on two papers: One comparing collarless suit designs of Pierre Cardin and Douglas A. Millings, tailor for The Beatles and another concerning Folk Dress Under Communist Czechoslovakia. She also recently gave a presentation to the CUNY Graduate Center Fashion Studies Group and will be presenting some of her research at the CSA conference, for which she received an Adele Filene Student Award.

We’d love to hear what our readers are up to in the field. Please feel free to leave comments with your exciting happenings.

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