—scholarly publications.


book chapters

(In Process) “On Cultivating Empathy: Toward a Size Inclusive Fashion Design Curriculum” in Deb Christel and Ben Barry (eds.) The Fashion Activists’ Reader.

(In Production) "Looking Fat in a Slender World: The Dialectic of Seeing and Becoming in Jen Davis' 'Eleven Years'" in Morna Laing and Jacki Wilson (eds.) Revisiting the Gaze (London: I.B. Tauris)

"Effortless Consumption: The "Anthropoloigie of a Brand-Focused Online Shopping Community" in Joseph Hancock, Gjoko Muratovski, Veronica Manlow, Anne Pierson-Smith (eds.) Global Fashion Brands: History, Luxury and Style (London: Intellect, 2015). 

"Fedora: Description, history and Use in the United States" in Mitchell D. Strauss and Annette Lynch (eds.) Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia (Lanhan, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015). 


edited volumes

Special double issue, "The State of the Field: Theory & Method," co-edited with Marco Pecorari, The International Journal of Fashion Studies (Forthcoming, Spring 2018).


peer-reviewed articles

"A History of Fashion Without Fashion: Recovering the Stout Body in the Digital Archive," Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty, special issue, "Fashion Digital Memories," edited by Marco Pecorari. 

"Flattering the Figure, Fitting in: The Design Discourses of Stoutwear, 1915-1930," Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture. (February 2019, Online First).

"Fashion Plus: Pose and the Plus-Size Body in Vogue, 1986-1988" (Reprint and Translated into Russian), Russian Fashion Theory 46.1 (Winter 2017-2018).

"Fashion Plus: Pose and the Plus-Size Body in Vogue, 1986-1988," Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture 21.2 (January 2017): 175-199.

"The Brooklyn Flea: A model for counter-consumption?" Journal of Design Strategies, Special Issue, "Alternative Fashion Systems" 7.1 (2015)

"You are What you Wear: How Plus-Size Fashion Figures in Fat Identity Formation" (Reprint and Translated into Russian), Russian Fashion Theory 34.1 (Winter 2014-2015).

"Performing Vintage: The Cultivation and Dissemination of Vintage Sensibilities at the Brooklyn Flea," Canadian Review of American Studies 44.2 (August 2014).

"You are What You Wear: How Plus-Size Fashion Figures in Fat Identity Formation," Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture 18.1 (February 2014): 45-71. 

"Fashion or Dress? Fashion Studies Education and Pedagogy," CUADERNO 48 (Fall 2013): 113-127.

"What is Fashion Studies Anyway?" co-authored with Anya Kurennaya, Canon Magazine: The Magazine for the New School for Social Research (Fall 2010).


invited writing & reviews (in scholarly, peer-reviewed publications)

“Reinserting the Fat Body into Fashion History—A Reading List,” Art History Teaching Resources (November 30, 2018).

“Book Review: Contours of a Nation: Making Obesity and Imagining Canada (By Deborah McPhail, University of Toronto Press, 2017)," Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body, Weight & Society 7.3 (2018).

 reviews (in scholarly, peer-reviewed publications)

(In Production) "Book Review, Dress History: New Directions in Theory and Practice (Edited by Charlotte Nicklas and Annebella Pollen, Bloomsbury 2015)," The International Journal of Fashion Studies.

"Exhibition Review, Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern (Brooklyn Museum, March 3-July 23, 2017)," Textile History 48.2 (November 2017): 271-274. 

"Film Review, The First Monday in May (Directed by Andrew Rossi, 2016)," Journal of Curatorial Studies 5.2 (June 2016): 275-278.

"Exhibition Review, Beyond Measure: Fashion and the Plus-Size* Woman (8WSE, 13 January-February 3, 2016)," Textile History 47.2 (November 2016): 249-251.

"Exhibition Review, Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits (The Museum at F.I.T., 2 December 2014-25 April 2015)," Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture 20.3 (April 2016): 369-375.

"Exhibition Review, Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced (The Museum of the City of New York, 22 March-28 July, 2013)," Fashion Practice 8.2 (November 2016): 335-338.

"Exhibition Review, David Bowie Is… (Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 23 March-11 August 2013)," Journal of Curatorial Studies 3.1 (February 2014): 139-143.


non-peer reviewed writing and op-eds

“Fashion and Politics: In Defense of the ‘I Voted’ Sticker,” Chicago Tribune (November 8, 2018)

"When Brands Use Plus-Size Models and Don't Make Plus-Size Clothes," Racked (June 5, 2018)

"New Study Finds the Average American Woman is Now Plus-Size," Psychology Today (September 22, 2016)

"Fashion Photography and the Feminist Aesthetics of Disgust," Psychology Today (September 20, 2016)

"Bare Faced, Glowing and Dewy," Psychology Today (September 17, 2016)

Designer Biographies: Todd Oldham, Jil Sander, Matthew Williamson, Moschino and Claude MontanaBloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive (November 2016).

"Fashion’s Footnote: Early Uses and Shifting Meanings of Plus-Size," Vestoj: The Journal of Sartorial Matters (April 2015).