Biography

I am a fashion historian, curator, author, and educator. I am endlessly inspired by fashion’s ability to empower, define, and transform the self. I study fashion objects to uncover stories lost to history.

My interests include 19th, 20th, and 21st century fashion; retail history in New York; the American photographer Alice Austen; history of photography; gender and identity performance; museum theory and practice; Israeli fashion; and the history of the luxury brand Gottex which was the topic of my MA thesis paper, two exhibitions I curated, and an upcoming documentary film I co-created. I teach the history of textile trade and technology and museum practicum at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

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Education

  • Summer Scholar 2017

    Summer Scholar, ``American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York``

    NEH Summer Institute at Bard Graduate Center titled

  • M.A. 2014

    Master of Arts. Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

    Fashion Institute of Technology.

  • B.A. 2005

    Fashion Design

    Shenkar School of Engineering & Design

Awards

  • 2014
    Departmental Medal Winner.
    Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice. FIT