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Beth Weigle

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

PhD Student & Graduate Teaching Assistant

361 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602



Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
M.S. Textiles, Merchandising, & Interiors University of Georgia 2009
B.S. Fashion Merchandising University of Georgia 2007


Cultural studies of dress and the body, niche supply chain networks, the business of social media. 

More interests: textile science, historic dress, trend forecasting, consumer behavior, and sustainability's relationship with these topics.    


Courses Instructed

TXMI 2100: Textiles for Consumers

TXMI 3210: Fundamentals of Fashion Merchandising

TXMI 4230: Dress, Society, & Culture

TXMI 4290: History of Dress & Fashion

TXMI 5230: Trend Analysis & Forecasting

Current Research

My current research analyzes maternity swimwear within a post-feminist consumer culture and global economy. It seeks to understand this material item as an actor within the lives of pregnant individuals and affects on psychological/physiological well-being that might result from use. 

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