Peer Reviewed Articles

“Introduction.” Business History, Special Issue. “Changing Secondhand Economies,” 

forthcoming, 2018 (with Karen Tranberg Hansen). 

“‘Not Charity, But a Chance’: Philanthropic Capitalism and the Rise of American 

Thrift Stores,” New England Quarterly 86:2 (Spring 2013): 169-195.

“’Be Odd’: The Contradictory Use of Dress in the Gilded Age Salvation Army,” Winterthur Portfolio, 47:4 (Winter 2013): 245-265.

Public History



“When Cardigans Were Battle Attire” (Oct 3, 2017)

The Conversation 

  “How Subversive Artists Made Thrift-Shopping Cool” (Aug 15, 2017)


Fashion/ History Contributor, smithsonianmag.com 

“The Invention of Vintage,” (Feb. 8, 2017)

 “Wearing Your Art on Your Sleeve,” (Sept. 29, 2015)

“What a 1950s Fashion Maven Might Teach Us About What to Wear,” (June 8, 2015)

“How the Summer of Atomic Bomb Testing Turned the Bikini into a Phenomenon,” (May 21, 2015)

Reviews and Editorial Work


Guest editor, “Introduction.” Business History, Special Issue. “Changing Secondhand Economies,” forthcoming, 2018 (with Karen Tranberg Hansen).

Book review of From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs, by Joshua Clark Davis. Business History Review, Summer 2018.

Solicited Book Review of Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion, by Ashley Callahan. History: Reviews of New Books, (Vol 45, 2018).

Book Review of Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style

by Deirdre Clemente. Fashion Theory, September 2015.