Leadville, Colorado

Lori Hall-Araujo, PhD, is a cultural historian, educator, and museum curator.  Since 2000, she has interpreted and catalogued material culture for museums and private collections including the Chicago History Museum and the Roy and Sophia Sieber African Art Collection.  She is currently curator for the Costume Museum and Research Library and assistant professor in the Design School at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.


Recent Projects

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Coordinator and consultant for Hollywood Costume--a traveling exhibition in Los Angeles featuring over 150 costumes. 

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News & Upcoming Events

Publication: “Ambivalence and the ‘American Dream’ on RuPaul’s Drag Race” for Film, Fashion and Consumption 5, no. 2 (December, 2016)

Exhibition curator: "Head Over Heels" for the Costume Museum and Research Library at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri (details forthcoming).

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