Writings

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

 STAY TUNED FOR THE INAUGURAL EPISODE OF THE OBJECT PROJECT, a podcast about material culture and history, researched and produced by the students of UNCW and myself. Coming Spring 2019


Racked.com

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


The Conversation 

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

  

 UNC Press blog
"Before Target, There were Thrift Stores: How Postwar Secondhand Commerce Supported LGBTQ Rights," April 30, 2017


Jennifer Le Zotte: Poppin’ Tags: How Musicians Helped Make Used Clothes Fashionable.  .    April 24, 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. Business History, Special Issue. “Changing Secondhand Economies,” forthcoming, 2018 (with Karen Tranberg Hansen).


Book Review of The Fight for Ethical Fashion: the Origins and Interactions of the Clean Clothes Campaign, by Philip Balsinger. Society and Enterprise (forthcoming).


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, 2017).


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

by Deirdre Clemente. Fashion Theory, September 2015.