Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

PhD                            Communication and Culture, Indiana University, 2013

MA                              History of Religions, The University of Chicago, 1998

BA                               Philosophy, Michigan State University, 1993    

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2016-present           Assistant Professor and Curator, School of Design and the Costume Museum,
                                Stephens College, Columbia, MO

2015-2016              Anawalt Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Regional Dress, Fowler Museum,
                               University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2014-2015              Exhibit Coordinator and Consultant for Hollywood Costume, curated by Deborah
                               Nadoolman Landis for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and hosted by the
                               Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

2013-2014             Project Specialist, Textile Arts Conservation Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2012-2013             Curator of Collections (seasonal), Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum (restored 1884 synagogue),
                               Leadville, CO

2009-2010             Archival Specialist, The Roy and Sophia Sieber African Art Collection, Bloomington, IN

2007                      Catalogue Data Specialist for Costumes, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL

2004-2006            Collection Manager for Costumes, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL

2002-2004            Collection Technician, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL

2001                      Exhibition Assistant for "Fashion, Flappers 'n All That Jazz,” Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles
2016                        "Ambivalence and the 'American Dream' on RuPaul's Drag Race" for Film, Fashion and Consumption, 5, no. 2 (December)

2013                        "Carmen Miranda and Brasilidade: Hollywood Glamour and Exoticism Reinterpreted" for Film, Fashion and
                                 Consumption, 2, no. 3 (December)

Reviews
Forthcoming             Book Review.  Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures by Reina Lewis for Museum Anthropology Review
              
2015                        Book review.  Costume: Performing Identities through Dress by Pravina Shukla.  Newsletter for the Western Region   
                                of the Costume Society of America, fall

2012                        Book review.  River of Tears: Country Music, Memory, and Modernity in Brazil by Alexander Sebastian
                                Dent.  e-mesférica, 9, no.1

2011                        Exhibition catalog review.  "Mestre Vitalino e artistas pernambucanos" for Museum Anthropology Review
                                5, no.1-2

2010                        Journal review. "Fashion Practice" for Museum Anthropology Review 4, no. 2

Other Publications
Forthcoming              Essay. “Postwar Cocktail Culture and the Cocktail Dress” for inclusion in The Shaken and the Stirred: This
                                  Year’s Work in Cocktail Studies

2008                        Photographs.  "Email My Heart: Remediation and Romantic Break-ups" by Ilana Gershon.  Anthropology
                                Today
24, no. 6 (December)

2007                        Policy memo.  "Border Bicultural Personality Traits Among Mexican American Undergraduates," PoliMemos:
                                UTSA Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
                               
http://utsa.edu/polimemos/thepolimemo.htm

Manuscripts and Exhibitions in Preparation/Under Review

Monograph.  Museums and Latin American Dress Icons: Carmen Miranda, Frida Kahlo, and Eva Perón

Article.  “City of Angels and Artifacts”

Article.  "Pioneer Days and Purim: The High Rockies' Best Party, 1879-1898"

Exhibition.  At Home with Cocktail Culture, 1948-1968

EXHIBITIONS

2017                        Curator
                                The Joan Crawford Effect, organized by the Costume Museum and Research Library, Stephens College, Columbia, MO,
                                September 2017 to December 2017

2017                        Curator
                                Head Over Heels, organized by the Costume Museum and Research Library, Stephens College, Columbia, MO,
                                February 2017 to April 2017 

2014-2015              Exhibition Coordinator and Consultant 
                               Hollywood Costume, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
                               and Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, October 2, 2014 to March 2, 2015

2013                       Curator
                               Minette Miller: A Portrait, organized by Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum, hosted by the Lake County Public
                               Library, Leadville, CO, October 2013

2012                       Curator
                               Frontier Jewish Leadville, Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum, Leadville, CO, permanent exhibition opened
                               September 2012

2009                       Curator
                               Clothes, Collections, and Culture . . . What is a Curator?, The Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Bloomington, IN,
                               April 2009 to May 2010

2004                       Mount Maker and Installation Specialist
                               Coming of Age, Chicago Historical Society (re-named Chicago History Museum), Chicago, IL, 2004

2003                       Researcher, Mount Maker, and Installation Specialist
                               ¡Flamenco!, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL, 2003
 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2016                        Firestone Baar Grant for Professional Development, Stephens College

2016                       Grant for Professional Development, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stephens College

2013                       Travel Grant in Support of Conference Participation, Department of Communication and Culture, 
                               Indiana University

2011                       Grant to attend the Hemispheric Institute’s “Art and Political Resistance” Summer Program in
                               Mexico, Department of Ameircan Studies, Indiana University

2011                       Grant-in-Aid for Doctoral Research, Graduate School of Indiana University

2010-2011             Latino Studies Dissertation Fellowship, Latino Studies Program, Indiana University

2010-2011             Latin American Fellowship (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Office of International Affairs, Indiana University

2008-2009             Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year Fellowship for Portuguese/Brazilian
                                Area Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University     

2008                       FLAS Summer Fellowship for Language and Culture Program through Duke University in Brazil,
                               Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Indiana University

2008                       Tinker Field Research Grant for Latin America (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Center for Latin American and
                               Caribbean Studies, Indiana University

2008                        Travel Grant in Support of Conference Participation, Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana
                                University

2007                        American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education Graduate Fellow

1997-1998              FLAS Academic Year Fellowship for Portuguese/Latin America Area Studies
                                at The University of Chicago

1998                        Tinker Field Research Grant, The University of Chicago (declined)

1997                        FLAS Summer Fellowship for Portuguese/Latin America Area Studies at The University of Chicago

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2017                      "Post-World War II Cocktail Culture in America,” for The Forum Group, Unitarian-Universalist Church, Columbia, MO, April                         

2016                      "Collecting Indigenous Mesoamerican Dress," for the Fowler Textile Council,
                              University of California, Los Angeles, CA, May

2016                      "Seventies Fashion, Dress, and Style: Music and Culture Inform the Look," for the Fashion Program at Stephens
                              College, Columbia, MO, April

2015                       "At Home with the Cocktail Dress, 1947-1967," for the Board of Directors of Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum,
                                Los Angeles, CA, March

2014                        "Imagining Carmen Miranda, the Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat," for the Department of Performing
                                Arts & Visual Culture, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, April

2011                        “Carmen Miranda and the Carnivalesque in the Hollywood Musical,” for the “Carmen Miranda: uma latina
                                em Hollywood?” Conference at Universidad de Puerto Rico, April

2007                        “Performing Hillbilly Woman: Why White Trash is Bad for People of Color,” CIC-SROP Conference, Purdue
                                University, West Lafayette, IN, July                                   

2006                        “George Washington’s Corset: From Candy Man’s Curio to Museum Artifact,” Annual Meeting of the
                                Costume Committee of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL, June

2004                        “Crafting a Design Career,” for “Advanced Theater Design” course, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL,
                                October

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2016                      "Cultures of Collecting Indigenous Mesoamerican Dress," presenter at TEXTIM, organized by the Textile Museum
                              of Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico, October

2016                        "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat Behind Glass: Explaining Excess at the Carmen Miranda Museum," presenter
                                 at "Costume Colloquium V: Restraint and Excess in Fashion and Dress," Florence, Italy, November

2014                        “Cocktail Culture, Idealized Femininity, and the Post-War Cocktail Dress” presenter at “Cocktail
                                 Culture: A Conference,” sponsored by University of Louisville and Drake University, Louisville, KY, April

2013                        “Ripe for Imitation” presenter on “Hispanic and Latina/o Performance in US Film and Television:
                                Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality” panel, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, IL, March

2009                        “Writing a Museum Narrative with Women’s Zapotec Dress,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference,
                                Boise, ID, October

2008                        “Imagining Carmen Miranda, Imagining Brazil,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Louisville,
                                KY, October

2008                        “The Carmen Miranda Look,” Symposium on Dress and Adornment, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN,
                                April

2006                        “George Washington’s Corset: From Candy Man’s Curio to Museum Artifact,” Annual Symposium for the
                                Costume Society of America, Hartford, CT, June
 

CAMPUS PRESENTATIONS

2016                        "Appropriation and Apprecition," School of Interdisciplinary Studies, "Afro Futurism" course, taught by
                                Monica Hand, Stephens College, Columbia, MO, November

2009                        “Dress In Sports,” Department of Communication and Culture, “Sports and the Media” course, taught by
                                Travis Vogan, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, July

2009                        “In Circulation: The Persistence of Carmen Miranda,” Department of Communication and Culture
                                Colloquium Series, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, March

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015                          Postdoctoral Researcher for Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Director of the David C. Copley
                                  Center for Costume Design, School of Theater, Film and Television, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2014-2015                Postdoctoral Research Assistant to Ilana Gershon, Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the
                                 Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA/Associate Professor at Indiana University

2013                         Graduate Research Assistant to Ilana Gershon, Associate Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2013                        Volunteer Cataloguer for the Siegfried Strauss Collection (textile component), Magnes Collection of Jewish
                                Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2011                        Graduate Research Assistant to Micol Seigel for the Hemispheric Institute in San Cristóbal de las Casas,
                                Chiapas, México, funded by American Studies Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2010-2013              Tour Docent, Paramount Theatre of the Arts (National Historic Landmark), Oakland, CA

2010-2011              Editor/Graduate Assistant, Latino Studies Program Newsletter, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2009                       Curator, “Clothes, Collections, and Culture . . . What is a Curator?” (Exhibition dates: April 2009-May 2010),
                               The Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2008                       Cataloguer for the Royce Collection of Isthmus Zapotec Textiles and Clothing, The Mathers Museum of
                               World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

2007                       Graduate Intern for Acquisitions Processing, Chicago History Museum (re-named from the Chicago
                               Historical Society), Chicago, IL

2007                       Graduate Intern for Acquisitions Processing, Chicago History Museum (re-named from the Chicago
                               Historical Society), Chicago, IL

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Stephens College, Columbia, MO, Department of Fashion

                                20th Century Costume (upper level course of my own design, Spring 2017)

                                Fashion Workroom Techniques (introductory sewing, Spring 2017)

                               Art Direction and Photo Styling (museum photography component, upper level course taught by Lisa Lenoir, Spring 2017)

                                Fashion History and Culture (upper level course of my own design, Fall 2016)

University of California, Los Angeles, CA, Department of World Arts and Culture

                                Collecting Indigenous Mesoamerican Dress (upper level course of my own design, Spring 2016)

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Department of Communication and Culture

Communicating through Clothes (upper level course of my own design, Summer 2010)

Interpersonal Communication (Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2009; 2 sections each semester)

Public Speaking (Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2010; 2 sections each semester)

Miami University-Ohio, Miami, OH, Theater Department

Resource Development and Design for Plasticene Physical Theater Company (workshop 2008)          

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, Theater Department

Resource Development and Design for Plasticene Physical Theater Company (workshop 2005)         

International Academy of Design and Technology-Chicago, Chicago, IL, Design Department

Film and Fashion (Winter 2005)

History of 20th Century American Dress (Fall 2004)

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2016                      Member, University Council-American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Local 1990,
                              University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2016                      Steward, UAW Local 5810, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2015-16                Member, UAW Local 5810, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

2009-2010            Student Mentor, Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2013                        Volunteer Cataloguer for the Siegfried Strauss Collection (textile component), Magnes Collection of Jewish
                                Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2010-2013              Tour Docent, Paramount Theatre of the Arts (National Historic Landmark), Oakland, CA

2008-2010              Volunteer Collective Member and Bookseller, Boxcar Books and Community Center, Bloomington, IN

2007-2008              Textile Arts Instructor, Shalom Community Center, Bloomington, IN

2000-2001              Volunteer in the Costume Collection, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

2017                        Newspaper exhibition review, “Going ‘Head Over Heels’ for Stephens College exhibition” in Columbia, Missouri’s Columbia Tribune (3/12/2017)

2012                        Newspaper interview in Leadville, Colorado’s Herald Democrat discussing curated exhibition at Temple
                                Israel Museum (9/5/2012)

 

RELATED TRAINING AND SKILLS

Training

2011                        “Art and Resistance” (Latin American political art history) taught by Diana Taylor and Jesusa Rodríguez,
                                Hemispheric Institute, Chiapas, México.  Institutional scholarship to attend

2004                        “Textiles Care for Museum Standards” taught by textile conservator Harold Mailand, Campbell Center for
                                Historic Preservation Studies, Mount Carroll, IL.  NEH scholarship to attend

2003                        Artist’s Apprentice to Tony Fitzpatrick, Big Cat Press, Chicago, IL

1999-2000              Coursework in Costume Design, Film Studies, and Theater, Columbia College Chicago

Non-academic Writing

2012-present           The Culture Hustler—essays on popular culture, dress and museums; www.lorihallaraujo.com

2012-2013              Technical writer and editor for in-house instructional documents pertaining to sewing and sewing
                                machine use, TechShop, San Francisco, CA

2010-2011              Writer for online sewing instructions, ehow.com

Non-academic Teaching Experience

Estrojam Music and Culture Festival, Chicago, IL

D-I-Y Grassroots Political Activism (workshop 2004)

The Dress Doctor, Oakland, CA

Private adult and children’s sewing instruction (2011-2012)

Wee Scotty, San Francisco, CA

Adult and children's sewing instruction (2011)

 

PROFESSIONAL COSTUME DESIGN AND ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE

2015                      Contributing artist, "The Bad Seed" (mixed media), "A Horror Story Art Show," The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles,
                              CA, October

2001-2012            Costume Designer and Ensemble Member (annual performances), Plasticene Physical Theater Company
                              under artistic direction of Dexter Bullard, Chicago, IL

2009                      Contributing Artist (egg tempera painting), Boxcar Books and Community Center Staff Art Show,
                              Bloomington, IN, May

2007                      Performance Artist, Plasticene’s “Clearly,” a sonic/video/live performance installation for John Cage’s
                              Musicircus, Chicago, IL, October

2005                      Contributing Artist (textile-based work), Madhatter’s Ball Benefit for Lookingglass Theatre
                              Company, Chicago, IL, April

2005                      Installation Artist (textile-based work), 3rd Annual PAC/edge Festival, Chicago, IL, April

2004                      Curator and Contributing Artist (textile-based), “33 1/3” art exhibition, Chicago, IL, May

 

LANGUAGES

        Brazilian Portuguese (good reading/writing/speaking proficiency)

        Spanish (conversational speaking proficiency/reading with dictionary)

        French (reading with dictionary)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

        American Alliance of Museums

        Costume Society of America