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 Fall 2021, Seminars will be held on Fridays at 12:30pm in T01 Human Ecology Building and via Zoom, unless otherwise noted.  For more information, contact Karen Steffy.

Fall 2021


September 3 Dr. Tameka Ellington (In person and Zoom)
Curator’s Conversation, TEXTURES: the History and Art of Black Hair
This seminar is co-sponsored by Professor Tasha Lewis’s Stephen H. Weiss fellowship, the Central New York  Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, the Department of History, The Public History Initiative and the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection. This talk is part of 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.
September 10 Beth Esponette FSAD ‘10, Unspun  (Zoom only)
The Fashion Industry, Unspun: Body Scan Jeans Made Custom and On-Demand
September 17     Prof. Kelsie Doty FSAD ’20, Kansas State University (In person and Zoom)
Natural Dye Use in the United States by Individuals, Communities, and Industries
September 24         TBD
October 1 TBD
October 8 Prof. Maria Auad, Auburn University (Zoom only)
Polymers for Advanced Applications: From Controlled Chemistry to Unique Properties
October 15 Prof. Cindy Kao, Design + Environmental Analysis, Cornell University (In person and Zoom)
Designing the Hybrid Body
October 22 Prof. Vijay Rangari, Tuskegee University (Zoom only)
Synthesis, Modification and Applications of Sustainable Carbon from Waste Resources. 
October 29 Mimi Prober, FSAD Designer in Residence (In person via eCornell)
November 5 Prof. Michael Mamp, Central Michigan Univ. (In person and Zoom)
Fashioning a "Male Actress:" Charles Pierce
November 12 TBD
November 19 TBD
November 26
No seminar - Thanksgiving break
December 3 TBD