Leadville, Colorado

My name is Lori Hall-Araujo and I am a scholar who studies dress as a mode of communication.  I'm interested in material culture and the ways people engage with media to create meaning.  I have worked in museums and private collections to organize and curate.  My research, which I've presented and published internationally, often engages ethnographic methods.  I am currently curator for the Costume Museum and Research Library and assistant professor in the School of Design at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.


Recent Projects

Gallery installation (Photograph: Aurola Wedman-Alfaro)
Photographer: Aurola Wedman

Curator for 75 Years of the Stephens Fashion Program (February 23 to May 12, 2019) organized by the Stephens College Costume Museum and Research Library.

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News & Upcoming Events

Visiting Scholar in the Museum and Exhibition Studies Program at University of Illinois at Chicago, spring 2020.

Guest editor for a special issue of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture.  Check out the call for papers here.

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