Each semester, FSAD offers seminars on topics important to our teaching and research.  The typical audience consists of graduate students, academic staff and faculty, however these seminars are open to the general public.  For Spring 2021, Seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 1:30pm via Zoom, unless otherwise noted.  For more information, contact Karen Steffy.

Spring 2021


February 9 Prof. Melik Demirel, Penn State
Squitex: Self-healing squid ring teeth protein fibers and composites
February 16 TBD
February 23 Prof. Gareth Williams, School of Pharmacy, UCL-University College London
Electrospun fibres in drug delivery
March 2 Dr. Sabrina Strings, Dept. of Sociology, University of California Irvine  
Fashioning the Black Female Body: Negrophilia/negrophobia and the Racial Economy of Desire
Co-sponsored by the Central NY Humanities Corridor, Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Department of History, and the American Studies Program. Dr. Strings will be the inaugural speaker in the "Fashion & Social Justice" lecture series, which is hosted by the "Decolonizing Fashion Studies: Rethinking Curriculum, Collections, and Creative Practice" Central NY Humanities Corridor working group.
March 9 Wellness day – no classes
March 16 TBD
March 23 TBD
March 30 Dr. Charlene Lau
Unruly Bodies: Fashion, Costume and Vulgarity in Contemporary Performance
April 6 Prof. Tanisha C. Ford, Dept. of History, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Ebony Fashion Fair Comes to Harlem: Glamour, Philanthropy, and the Civil Rights Movement
April 13 Prof. Jessica Schiffman, UMass 
Next-generation nanofibers: Applications in water purification to probiotic delivery
April 20 Prof. Ramazan Asmatulu, Wichita State University
April 27 TBD
May 4 Dr. Marie Chae
May 11
Dr. Monica Titton, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Fashion in Crisis - Mapping Sites of Transformation