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Pop Culture History and Merchandising
Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising
History of Dress and Fashion Nineteenth Century to the Present
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Design-History & Culture emphasis||University of Minnesota||2010|
My two main foucs areas are 1. 20th/21st century design history, theory, & criticism and 2. Social-cultural aspects of dress in conjunction with merchandising, retailing, and consumers. This scholarship pertains to modern social movements, subculture, popular music, and visual culture as focused on identity and community.
Currently I am studying subcultural retail history in the United States from multiple angles including the consumer's experience, the retailer's perspective, the retail space as related to niche identitiy and community development, and the relationship of subcuture to the concept of the fashion cycle. I am also working on an extensive archival project about the history of the uniforms (costumes) of the record label Motown in the 1960s-70s, and additionally I am engaged in a collaborative project on conections of feminist writings of the 1950s-70s with appearance.
Liaison to the Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection, University of Georgia
Founder & Editor of WornThrough.com 2007-2017
Reviewer: Dress, Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, Bloomsbury Publishers
Sklar, M. & DeLong, M. (2013). Punk Dress in the workplace: Expression and Accommodation. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 30(4), 285-299.
Kang, M., Sklar, M., & Johnson, K.K.P. (2011). Men at work: Using dress to create and communicate identities. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management (15)4.
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Park, J., & Sklar, M. (2010). From renegade to regular Joe: The black leather jacket’s value for bikers. International Journal of Motorcycle Studies, 6(2).
|Position||Name of Journal||Year(s)|
|Editorial Board Journal of Punk and Post-Punk|
|Costume Society of America||Vice President of Technology||2016-present||Executive Committee|
|Costume Society of America||Midwest Region Board Member||2015-16|
Sklar, M. (2016, October). Subculture Bibliographic Article & Lesson Plans. In Joanne Eicher (Ed.) Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion [Online edition].
Sklar, M. (2016, October). Subcultural Style: Punk. In Valerie Steele (Ed. and Curator) Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive [Online edition].
Sklar, M. & Michel, L. (2012). “The punk palette: Subversion through color” in Delong, M. & Martenson, B. (Eds.) Color and Design. Oxford: Berg Publishers.
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Park, J., & Sklar, M. (2011). The black leather jacket. Included in the online edition of the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion.
Refereed Proceedings - Also an Oral Paper Presentation:
Sklar, M. (2014, September). Invisible woman: Instructor presence in online apparel courses. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the meeting of the Costume Society of America Midwest Region.
Sklar, M. and Delong, M. (2010, May) Punk dress in the workplace: Rebellion and routine at a crossroads. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the national meeting of the Costume Society of
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Sklar, M., & Park, J. (2009, May) Renegade to regular Joe: Shifting borders of the black leather jacket. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the national meeting of the
Costume Society of America, 35.
Kang, M., Sklar, M., & Johnson, K. (2008, November). Men at work: Fashioning identities. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association, USA, 65.
Sklar, M. & Ghosh, S. (2005). Hot fabrics: Trend analysis and consumer reactions to thermal reactive textiles. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association,
USA, 62, 567.
Sklar, M., Ghosh, S., & Welker, K. (2004). Consumer interest in smart textiles for the apparel market. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association, USA, 61,
Refereed Presentations Not Published as Proceedings:
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Sklar, M., & Park, J. (2009, April). Putting on the leathers: The identity of the black leather jacket. Paper presentation at the Popular Culture Association/American
Culture Association, New Orleans, LA.
DeLong, M., Gage, K., Sklar, M. (2008, May). Regalia for the road: Looking beyond the black leather jacket. Poster presentation at the national meeting of the Costume Society of
America, New Orleans, LA.
DeLong, M., Sklar, M., Gage, K. & Park, J. (2008, March). Tough as leather: Making and imaging the 21st century biker in the black leather jacket. Paper presentation and plenary
panel at the national meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Francisco, CA.
Sklar, M. (2007, October). Modern craft and its homespun revolution. Paper presentation at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Kansas City, MO.
Sklar, M. (2013). Punk Style. Oxford: Bloomsbury.