Publications and Presentations

Dissertation

"Carmen Miranda: Ripe for Imitation" for the Department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (December 2013)
 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Article.  "Ambivalence and the 'American Dream' on RuPaul's Drag Race" in Film, Fashion and Consumption, vol. 5, no. 2 (December 2016)

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

In Preparation/Under Review

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

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

Article.  "City of Angels and Artifacts"

Article. "Cultures of Collecting Indigenous Mesoamerican Dress"

Exhibition.  Disco: More Than a White Suit

Exhibition.  At Home with Cocktail Culture, 1948-1968 (under review)

 

Reviews

Book review.  Muslim Fashion: Contemporary Style Cultures by Reina Lewis for Museum Anthropology Review 11, no. 1 (2017)

Book review.  Costume: Performing Identity through Dress by Pravina Shukla.  Newsletter for the Western Region of the Costume Society of America (fall 2015)

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

Exhibition catalog review. “Mestre Vitalino e artistas pernambucanos” for Museum Anthropology Review 5, no.1-2 (July 2011)

Journal review. “Fashion Practice” for Museum Anthropology Review 4, no. 2 (2010)
 

Other Publications

Exhibition brochure.  "Head Over Heels" for the Stephens College Costume Museum and Research Library, Columbia, MO (April 2017).  Graphics: Darby Jones

Brochure.  "Frontier Jewish Leadville" for Temple Israel Synagogue and Museum, Leadville, CO (September 2012)

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

Policy memo. “Border Bicultural Personality Traits Among Mexican American Undergraduates,” PoliMemos: UTSA Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (6/6/2007)
 

Technical Writing/Editing

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

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

 

Non-academic Publications

How to Smooth Havaianas for Crystals” (6/19/2011)

How to Make a Pottery Barn Quilt” (6/12/2011)

Instructions for the Layout of a Mandarin Collar” (6/12/2011)

How to Measure Leather to Make Chaps” for ehow.com (6/12/2011)

How to Sew Naugahyde” for ehow.com (6/4/2011)

How to be Well Rested and Fight Winter Blahs” for ehow.com (12/22/2010)

How to Finish Raw Edges on a Garment Seam” for ehow.com (12/11/2010)

 

Lectures, Conferences, and Symposia

Foundations for the Future at the Fashion Resource Center
May 2017, Fashion Design Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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

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

Cultures of Collecting Indigenous Mesoamerican Dress
October 2016, TEXTIM, Textile Museum of Oaxaca, Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico

Collecting Indigenous Mesoamerican Dress: The Cordry Collection at the Fowler
May 2016, the Fowler Textile Council, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

Ripe for Imitation
March 2013, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

George Washington’s Corset: From Candy Man’s Curio to Museum Artifact
June 2006, invited speaker for the Annual Meeting of the Costume Committee of the Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL

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

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