Monica Sklar, PhD

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

Assistant Professor & Liaison to the Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection

Address:
200c Barrow Hall
115 DW Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-542-7598

Current Classes

Pop Culture History and Merchandising

Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising

History of Dress and Fashion Nineteenth Century to the Present

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Design-History & Culture emphasis University of Minnesota 2010

Research

My two main areas of study 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. Punk is an area of expertise. 

Current Research

Currently I am studying United States subculture and merchandising, specifically production, consumption, and embodiment. I am connecting the merchandising experience to history, identity development, community building, social dissent, and trends. I also research other pop and music culture apparel topics such as the history of Motown records uniforms and feminist dress of the 1970s. Furthermore, my scholarhsip and interests are in modern museum practice and outreach, with a focus on digital humanities, public outreach, and inter-institutional collaboration.  

Teaching

I teach undergrad/grad split level courses including TXMI 4290/6290: History of Dress and Fashion 19thc to the Present, TXMI 4240/6240: Promotion and Visual Display, TXMI 4900 Pop Culture and Merchandising. I also curate and manage the Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection https://www.fcs.uga.edu/tmi/historic-clothing-and-textile-collection

Outreach

Liaison to the Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection, University of Georgia

Founder & Editor of WornThrough.com 2007-2017

Reviewer: Dress Journal, Clothing & Textiles Research Journal, Bloomsbury Publishers, Palgrave Publishers

Faculty Mentor: Little Red Book student magazine

Editorial Board: Punk + Post Punk Journal

Certified LGBT Safe Space personnel

Frequent public speaker on subculture and style

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Historic Clothing and Textiles Collection https://www.fcs.uga.edu/tmi/historic-clothing-and-textile-collection Liaison 2

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year College of Design, University of Minnesota 2010
Mentored a research assistant to win the Burton-Fowler Undergraduate Research Award College of Family and Consumer Sciences 2018

Journal Articles

Sklar, M.,& Donohue, M. (2018, publish date June TBD). Process over product: 1990s United States hardcore subculture and DIY consumerism. Punk + Post-Punk Journal, 7(2).

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).

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Editorial Board Journal of Punk and Post-Punk

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Costume Society of America Vice President of Technology 2016-present Executive Committee
Costume Society of America Midwest Region Board Member 2015-16

Publications

Sklar, M.,& Donohue, M. (2018, publish date June TBD). Process over product: 1990s United States hardcore subculture and DIY consumerism. Punk + Post-Punk Journal, 7(2).

Sklar, M.,& Donohue, M. (2018, February). Archiving Punk Merchandising Experiences: The Contribution of Retail to the Development of Subcultural Identity, Community, Art, and Dissent.  [Abstract]. Proceedings of University of California Los Angeles Curating Resistence Conference, Center for Musical Humanities.

Sklar, M., Erlich, R. & Donohue, M. (2017, September). The History of subcultural retail in the United States. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the meeting of the Costume Society of America Southeast Region.

Sklar, M., McElvain, J., & Harpham, M. (2017, November). Dior to disco: Second wave feminism and fashion. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association

Sklar, M. & Binns, O. (2017, November). Motown Style and the American Dream. [Abstract]. Proceedings of the meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association.

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
America, 36.

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,
293.

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.

Books

Sklar, M. (2013). Punk Style. Oxford: Bloomsbury.

Job Description

https://www.fcs.uga.edu/tmi/historic-clothing-and-textile-collection