Rhonda Garelick writes on fashion, performance, literature, visual art, and politics. She is the author of Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History (Random House, 2014); Electric Salome: Loie Fuller’s Performance of Modernism (Princeton University Press, 2007); Rising Star: Dandyism, Gender, and Performance in the Fin de Siècle (Princeton University Press, 1998); and as co-editor, Fabulous Harlequin: ORLAN and the Patchwork Self (University of Nebraska Press, 2010). Her cultural criticism appears often in venues such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Salon.
Garelick is a Guggenheim fellow and has also received awards from the NEA, the NEH, the Getty Research Institute, the Dedalus Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Whiting Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She is Professor of Performing Arts and English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she is the founder and director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium. She has also taught at Princeton, the CUNY Graduate Center, Connecticut College, Columbia University, the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Yale. Garelick received her BA and PhD in comparative literature and French from Yale University.
Teaching and Research Interests
fashion, performance, literature, visual art, and politics