Susan Strawn

Departments:
Apparel
Office & Location:
Fine Arts 330
Office Phone:
(708) 524-6485
Email:

Job Title

Professor - Apparel

Bio

JURIED PUBLICATIONS

Ibarra, R., & Strawn, S. M. (2015). “Make friends with Mexico”: The Mexican tourist jacket. Fashion, Design, and Popular Culture. In press.

Strawn, S. M. and Ibarra, R. L. (2015). Mexican tourist/souvenir jacket. In A. Lynch and M. D. Strauss (Eds.). Ethnic dress in the United States: A cultural encyclopedia. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield), 198-200.

Strawn, S. M. (2015). Norwegian knitted mittens and gloves. In A. Lynch and M. D. Strauss (Eds.). Ethnic dress in the United States: A cultural encyclopedia. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield), 213-215.

Strawn, S. M. (2012). Entrepreneurial applications. In M. A. Littrell & M. A. Dickson, Artisans and fair trade: Crafting development. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press.

Strawn, S. M. (2010). American women and wartime hand knitting, 1750-1950. In M. D. Goggin & B. T. Tobin (Eds.), Women and the material culture of needlework and textiles, 1750-1950. Aldershot, UK:  Ashgate Publishing.

Proceedings

Strawn, S. M. (2014). Dressing for social reform: Susan B. Anthony’s letter about lace. Proceedings of the Costume Society of America Midwest Symposium in Minneapolis MN, 2014, 3.

Ibarra, R., & Strawn, S. M. (2014). “Make friends with Mexico”: The Mexican tourist jacket. Proceedings of the Costume Society of America Midwest Symposium in Chicago IL, 2013, 29.   

Strawn, S. M. (2013). Development, integration, and assessment of surface design courses into an apparel design curriculum. In M. Littrell (Ed.). Fashion dialogue 2012: BIFT-ITAA Joint Symposium Research and Teaching Papers. Beijing: China Textile and Apparel Press, 233-238.

Strawn, S. M., & Gilbertson, L. (2012). Nordic design as icon for developing the American ski industry. Proceedings of the Costume Society of America Midwest Symposium in Columbus OH, 2012.

Strawn, S. M. (2012). Strawn, S. M. (2012). Knitting: New scholarship, new directions. Proceedings of the Textile Society of America, 2012. (Proceedings available on DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska – Lincoln).

Strawn, S. M. (2010). Needlework as indicator of economic and career opportunity for American women: 1900-1950. ITAA Proceedings 2010.

JURIED PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Strawn, S. M., & Braaten, A. (May 2015). Virginia Woods Bellamy: Poet, Knitwear Designer, Innovator. Paper accepted for presentation at the Costume Society of America Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Strawn, S. (September 2014). Dressing for social reform: Susan B. Anthony’s letter about lace. Paper presented at the annual symposium of the Costume Society of America Midwest. Minneapolis, MN.

Strawn, S. M. (October 2014). Habit follows faith: Transitions in dress among Dominican Sisters. Paper presented at the Communal Studies Association Annual Conference. Amana, Iowa.

Ibarra, R. L., & Strawn, S. M. (September 2013). “Make friends with Mexico”: The Mexican tourist jacket. Paper presented at the annual symposium of the Costume Society of America Midwest. Chicago, IL.

Strawn, S. M. (March 2012). Development, integration, and assessment of surface design courses in an apparel design curriculum. Paper presented at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT)-International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Joint Symposium. Beijing, China.

In the Loop 3 Symposium (September, 2012). Nordic design: Cross-cultural ‘branding’ of the American ski industry.  Paper presented at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Manchester, England, U.K.

Strawn, S. M., Brezine, C., Lindsay, J. & Kendrick-Hands, K. (October 2012). Knitting: New scholarship, new directions. Paper presented at the Textile Society of America, Washington, D.C. [C. Brezine, University of Michigan; J. Lindsay, Smithsonian Associates/Corcoran College of Art and Design; K. Kendrick-Hands, independent scholar]

Strawn, S. M. (October 2012). Nordic knitting design: Icon for developing the American ski industry. Paper presented at the annual symposium of the Costume Society of America Midwest. Columbus, OH.

Strawn, S. M. (October 2011). Women and traditional garments in the Amana Church Society. Paper presented at the Communal Studies Association Annual Conference. South Union, KY.

Strawn, S. M. (September 2010). Perspectives on American women and wartime hand knitting. Paper presented at In the Loop 2: Knitting Origins and Evolution. Shetland Museum and Archives, University of Southampton. Lerwick, Scotland, UK.

Strawn, S. M. (October 2010).  Dressing the students of St.Clara Academy and College. Paper presented at the annual symposium of the Costume Society of America Midwest. Ottawa, Canada.

Strawn, S. M. (October 2010). Needlework as indicator of economic and career opportunity for American women: 1900-1950. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Textile and Apparel Association. Montreal, Canada.

Professional

Professor Emerita awarded, Dominican University, 2015.

Vice President Publications, Costume Society of America, 2015-2018.

Board Member, Costume Society of America, 2012-2015.

Board Member, Costume Society of America Midwest, 2009-2012.

Editorial Advisory Board, Piecework, 2008-present.

Education

PhD Iowa State University
BS, MS Colorado State University

Courses

  • Cultural Perspectives of Dress
  • History of Dress
  • Dress as Material Culture
  • Social Psychological Perspectives of Dress
  • Textile Science
  • Surface Design of Fabric
  • Apparel Senior Seminar
  • Liberal Arts Seminar