Hi, I'm Doris! As both a researcher and industry professional, I hold a unique position within the field of Fashion Studies.
Through my work as an Historian, I conduct archival research to uncover and expand upon narratives that are underrepresented or even overlooked in the popular historical canon. As such, my work is focused on material culture, especially dress and fashion and its relationship to sociopolitical and socioeconomic concepts and events, paying special attention to the Eastern European region of the world. I am particularly interested in extended periods of upheaval, including the Interwar Period, World War II, and the Cold War. I have shared my research in various notable international publications and conferences.
As an Archivist specializing in material culture collections management, I work to maintain and preserve the history that objects can teach us, and the brand heritage that is inherent in fashion ventures. Having worked with various major brands and private collectors to digitize their collections, and build their own company archives as well as vintage inspiration libraries, I have encountered everything from antique trims and notions, to emblematic items of popular fashion, to one of a kind pieces of haute couture. In 2020, I co-founded QUARANTINE S/S20, a publicly accessible Instagram-based archive that documented the sartorial experiences of over 150 participants during the Covid19 pandemic.
M.A.: Fashion Institute of Technology
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
B.A.: Barnard College, Columbia University
Double-majored in History and Eastern European Studies