Monica Sklar is an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia (United States) as well as the liaison to the university’s Historic Costume Collection.
She has a Ph.D. in Design-Apparel Studies from the University of Minnesota, focused on Socio-cultural and behavioral aspects of dress; 20th/21st century design history, theory, and criticism; aesthetics, innovation & creativity; retailing and consumers, with supporting areas of study including: Social movements, subculture, popular music, deviance, and visual culture.
Beyond academia Monica has worked in art and design museums/galleries in multiple capacities, done many projects in fashion and art journalism and wardrobe styling, and worked on endless retail floors.
Below are a few of Monica’s recent publications:
Sklar, M. (2013). Punk Style. Oxford: Bloomsbury.
Sklar, M. & DeLong, M. (2013). Punk Dress in the workplace: Expression and Accommodation. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 30(4), 285-299.
Sklar, M. & Michel, L. (2012). “The punk palette: Subversion through color” in Delong, M. & Martenson, B. (Eds.) Color and Design. Oxford: Berg Publishers.
Kang, M., Sklar, M., & Johnson, K.K.P. (2011). Men at work: Using dress to create and communicate identities. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management (15)4.
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Park, J., & Sklar, M. (2011). The black leather jacket. Included in the online edition of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Park, J., & Sklar, M. (2010). From renegade to regular Joe: The black leather jacket’s value for bikers. International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, 6(2).
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