Fashion and Gender for the World

FDM professor honored as Fulbright Specialist

  • 16 April 2020
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Fashion and Gender for the World

Fashion Design and Merchandising professor Andy Reilly has been accepted into the Fulbright Specialist program, where he’ll be matched with institutions around the world to serve as a short-term visiting expert and collaborator in research or instruction.

Andy’s specialty is the intersections of sexuality, gender, and dress, as well as post-postmodern theory as applied to appearance and the fashion industry. His research investigates appearance-related issues surrounding gender and sexual identity. He tests and develops new theories of fashion adoption, fashion change, and the consequences of fashion-related behaviors.

Fulbright Specialists are competitively selected for their accomplishments and ways they can help. They’re matched up with host institutions internationally to provide two- to six-week assistance programs for their three-year term.

Andy says, “I’m looking forward to serving as a Fulbright Specialist because I want to contribute my knowledge, exchange ideas and information from other cultures, and establish continuing networks and partnerships with international scholars and schools. I want to encourage and mentor beginning educators and researchers.”

He’s got plenty of ideas about how he can help. “I can provide seminars or guest lectures on dress in the LGBTQ community, including the semiotic structure and aesthetics of identity; clothing needs and issues of transgender consumers; or post-postmodern theories and perspectives related to the fashion industry,” he offers. “I can assist with curriculum development for classes on the social-psychology of dress or the fashion industry in a post-postmodern era.”

Although the program has been suspended until it’s safe to travel again, Andy is eager to get started working with other institutions in the future.


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