321 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
workOffice Phone: 706-542-4888
TXMI 3210 Fashion Fundamentals
TXMI 4290/6290 History of Dress and Fashion: 19th Century to the Present
FYO: Fashion and the Movies
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Ph.D.||Clothing & Textiles||The Ohio State University||1990|
|M.S.||Clothing & Textiles||The University of Georgia||1983|
|BSHE||Home Economics Educ||The University of Georgia||1977|
I am a dress and fashion historian. My major research interest is in the area of African and African American dress and textile history. Specifically, my efforts are directed toward the study of the dress of African-American women, 1865-1940 in Georgia and South Carolina and slave clothing and textiles in Georgia and South Carolina. An important aspect of my research includes the documentation of historic apparel and accessories to determine date, regionality, and function. New research areas incorporate the analysis of cultural perception in the fashion marketplace, my specific interest relates to Africa, however, I have been involved in research projects focused on Asia and the United States. Since 1996 I have been actively involved with study abroad programs to London and Ghana. Both offer unique educational experiences to students interested in adding a global perspective to their academic studies.
My current research examines women's fashions during the 20th century and focuses on body exposure and college dress and fashion.
Fashion Fundamentals, Historic dress and fashion; dress and popular culture; historic textiles; world textiles; West African fabrics, dress, and adornment
historic dress and fashion, 19th and 20th century; African American Dress - 1860 - 1899; headwraps and tignons; movies and fashion; quilts; college dress; rat caps
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|University of Georgia Teaching Academy, 2008|
|Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, UGA, 2006|
|Gamma Sigma Delta Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2005|
|College of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year, 2000|
Scarborough, A. D. & Hunt-Hurst, P. (2014). The Making of an Erogenous Zone: The Role of Exoticism, Dance, and the Moviesin Midriff Exposure, 1900-1946. Dress, 40 (1), 47-65.
Hunt-Hurst, P. & Blanco F, J. (Winter 2013). Red Caps, Rat Caps: Status, Spirit, and Traditions of College Dress at the University of Georgia. The Georgia Historical Quarterly, XCVII (4), 447 - 475.
Hunt-Hurst, P., & Scarborough, A. D. (2013). Exaggerated Modesty: The Evolution and Promotion of Exposing the Navel in Swimwear and Other Clothing in the American Fashion Press, 1946 - 1966. In Sarah Heaton (Ed.). Fashioning Identities: Cultures of Exchange. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 105 - 124.
Watson, A. F., Blanco, J., Hunt-Hurst, P., & Medvedev, K. (2010). Caregivers' perceptions of clothing for people with severe and profound disabilities. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2010, 110,3,961-964.
Choi, Y., Medvedev, K., Lee, Y., & Hunt-Hurst, P. (2009). How China, Japan and Koren are percevied by Vogue USA in the last 10 years. International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology, and Education, 2 (1), 3-11.
Lee, Y., Medvedev, K., Hunt-Hurst, P., Choi, Y. (2008). How the Korean fashion industry is viewed by Women's Wear Daily, USA. Journal of the Korean Society of Clothing and Tetiles, 32 (12), 1915-1926.
Lowe, T.B. , Dozier, C., Hunt-Hurst, P. & Smith, B. (2008). Study abroad in West Africa: An interdisciplinary program of international education. College Student Journal, 42(3), 738-747.
Hunt-Hurst, P. (2004) Collecting the Pieces: Images of Georgia Quilts. The Georgia Historical Quarterly , 88 (4), 530-544.
|Position||Name of Journal||Year(s)|
|Co-editor, Fashion: Critical Issues 5|
|Reviewer, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal|
|Reviewer, Dress: The Journal of the Costume Society of America|
|Costume Society of America, southeast region||Treasurer|
|Costume Society of America, southeast region||Vice President|
|Costume Society of America, National Board|
Hunt-Hurst, P. (2012). Clothing and textiles in the slave community. In Daina R. Berry (Ed.). Enslaved Women in America: Encyclopedia. Denver, CO: ABC-CLIO Press.
Hunt-Hurst, P. (2005). "Millinery." In Daina R. Berry (Ed.) Black Women in America, 2nd Edition, NY: Oxford University Press.
Hunt-Hurst, P. (2005). "The fashion industry." In Diana R. Berry (Ed.) Black Women in America, 2nd Edition, NY: Oxford University Press.
Miller-Spillman, K., Reilly, A., & Hunt-Hurst, P. (2012). The Meanings of Dress. New York: Fairchild.
Wear, P. & Hunt-Hurst, P. (to be presented in 2014). Fountain of Youth: 1960s Mod Fashions at the University of Georgia.