Background

Marie Ulväng is Senior Lecturer in Fashion Studies, Stockholm University. She has experience working with collections and exhibitions at museums and has practical training in sewing and pattern design, from Stockholms Tillskärarakademi, among others. She holds a PhD in Economic History from Uppsala University (2013). Her dissertation addresses the clothing of farmers in northern Sweden during the 19th century. Before her current position, she was part of the project Gender and Work at the Department of History, Uppsala University.

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Research Interests

My research interests cover material culture, consumption, livelihood, work, gender, housing and living conditions in a historical perspective. I have recently started a new research project on the production and sale of fashionable clothing for women and manufacturers' strategies to meet market changes in Sweden during the period 1940 to 1960. I am currently co-editing a book on health and cleanliness during the years 1870-1930. Later this year, I will spend time in the project Gender and Work at the Department of History, Uppsala University.

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