invited talks


—invited talks.



“Discourses of Disorder: Fashion, Fatness and Figure Flattery in Fashion Design Discourse.” Presented at Faculty Showcase 3.1, Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, IL). September 2018.

"The Future of Plus-Size Fashion." Presented at Donghua Greater Fashion Week, Donghua University (Shanghai, China). April 2018.

"Dangerous Curves: Disciplining the Fat, Female Body through Design Discourse." Presented at the one-day colloquium, "Unruly Design: Making, Changing and Breaking the Rules," Parsons School of Design, The New School (New York, NY, United States). March 2018.

"Dressing Smart, Looking Slender: Stoutwear and the Discourse of ‘Fitting In,’ 1915-1931.” Presented at the symposium, "The Body: Fashion & Physique," Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, NY, United States). February 2018.



Invited to speak at the public forum, Fashion Plus: Design and Body Diversity, moderated by Bethany Heitman (InStyle), Parsons School of Design, The New School (New York, NY, United States), November 3, 2016. Other speakers included Becca McCharen (CHROMAT), Hara Estroff Marano (Psychology Today), Huguette Hubard (VP of Design, Lane Bryant), Elizabeth Taylor (Plus-size Model), Emme (Plus-size Model).