Background

Anna Hanchett joined the Department of Media Studies in the spring of 2019. Before her arrival at the Section for Fashion Studies, Anna received her BFA in studio art and her BA in art history from Calvin College (USA), and her MA in fashion studies from Stockholm University. Anna wrote her final MA thesis on the turtleneck and nomadic subjectivity, and she advanced to the PhD program shortly thereafter.

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Research Interests

My most pressing intellectual interests include fashion history and theory; feminist, gender and sexuality studies; fashion and materiality; studies of corporeality and the body; and feminist philosophy.

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Ongoing Research

Anna’s doctoral research is at the intersections of fashion studies and feminist, gender and sexuality studies. Informed by contemporary feminist theory on embodiment and difference, the project explores women’s experiences with men’s tailoring. By carrying out in-depth interviews with women involved in tailoring and by engaging in ethnographic observations of women’s encounters at the tailor shop, the project sheds a light on the multiple and diverse ways in which women express gendered embodiment through men’s clothing and tailoring.

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