B.A. Economics & Political Science, Amherst College, 2006 Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
Elena Wang’s work engages the intersection of fashion, political economy and gender and sexuality studies, with a focus on sustainable fashion practices. She has taught classes on fashion and art history, fashion and cultural politics, and sustainable fashion at Pratt Institute and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her current projects include a book manuscript on the cultural politics of the high fashion industry, research on value construction in the European luxury industry and collaborations with local fashion brands and organizations in New York and San Francisco. Elena writes frequently for fashion publications such as Racked.com, New York-based sustainable retailer Zady.com, and San Francisco’s leading lifestyle magazine 7x7.com.
Teaching and Research Interests
fashion and design history, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, international political economy, sustainable studies