Maureen Lehto Brewster
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
PhD Student & Graduate Research Assistant
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|B.A.||Art||University of California at Santa Cruz||2010|
|M.A.||Fashion Studies||Parsons School of Design||2014|
My research explores the relationship between fashion and celebrity culture.
Master's thesis: "Bump Watch: Fashioning Pregnancy as Performance and Product" (2014)
I previously worked as a part-time lecturer at Parsons School of Design and Marymount Manhattan College in New York, NY. My teaching experience includes the following courses:
- Fashion History (Survey, Fusion: Art & Fashion, and Couture)
- Fashion and the Body
- Fashion and Celebrity
- Fashion, Media and Culture
- Advanced Research Seminar: Fashion
Prior Professional Positions
|Organization||Title||Years of Service|
|Parsons School of Design||Part-Time Faculty||2014-2019|
|Marymount Manhattan College||Part-Time Faculty||2015-2019|
|Popular Culture Association||Member||Current|
|Costume Society of America - Southeast Region||Member||Current|
My current research focuses on the marketing and mediation of celebrity fashion and beauty lines, particularly on social media.
Other research interests:
- The body
- Gender and sexuality
- Material culture
- Sustainable and ethical fashion
- Plus size and maternity fashion
Lehto Brewster, M. (2020). Making Lemonade?: Beyonce's pregnancies and the postfeminist media gaze. In M. Laing & J. Willson (Eds.), Revisiting the gaze: The fashioned body and the politics of looking. Bloomsbury.
Lehto Brewster, M. (2020). Emma Watson's 'The Press Tour': Fashion activism as personal brand. In S. Nandy, K. Obbard, & N. Bojko (Eds.), Ethical glamour and fashion: Styling persona brands. WaterHill.