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Elena Wang

Part-time Faculty
exw1@nyu.edu
(212) 998-9151
1 Wash Pl, Room 614

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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

Elena Wang

Education

B.A. Economics & Political Science, Amherst College, 2006
Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Courses

2017 Spring

The Female Body in Contemporary Visual Culture

2017 Fall

Bodies at Work: Gender and Labor in Contemporary Visual Culture

2016 Spring

Couture Culture: Sexual Politics on the Runway