I examine fashion's ephemerality, temporality, and rematerialization. My research merges practice and theory to create a distinctive voice within the fields of fashion studies and conservation. I carry out innovative research as both a museum professional and PhD student, using my professional expertise to inform my academic inquiry and vice versa. My research portfolio includes writing, exhibitions, lectures, technical/analytical reports, archiving, conservation treatments, artist interviews, and oral histories.  


Select writings include:

Select lectures include:

  • “An Enlightened Perspective: Balancing Artist Intent with Conservation Concerns.” American Institute for Conservation 46th Annual Conference, Houston, Texas. 2018

  • A Materials- and Values-based Approach to the Conservation of Fashion,” ICOM-CC Triennial Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2017

  • “Re-imagining Embellishment: The Conservation of Iris van Herpen’s Radically Engineered Surfaces,” North American Textile Conservation Conference, Mexico City, Mexico. 2017

  • "Conservation/Explication: The Costume Institute’s use of digital technologies for the preservation and interpretation of its Charles James collection." Europeana Digital Memories, Venice, Italy, 2017

  • “Collecting and Displaying Contemporary Fashion: The Conservator’s Perspective,” College Arts Association Annual Conference, New York, NY. 2017

  • "Materiality of Fashion: A Subjective View." Bard Graduate Center, November 2013
    (My talk starts around the 40 minute mark)

  • “Materiality: Locating the Object in Fashion Studies,” Fashion Studies Today: History, Theory, Practice Colloquium, New York University, New York, NY. 2012

  • “God is Camouflage,” Key Note Lecture. Camouflage Takes Centre Stage Conference, Royal Military Museum, Brussels, Belgium. 2010