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Kara Van Cleaf

Kara van cleaf

Contact
kvancleaf@fordham.edu

Location
704 Martino Hall

Education

Phd in Sociology from The Graduate Center of the CIty University of New York
MA in Sociology from University of Kansas
BA in Psychology and Anthropology, University of Kansas

Biography and Research Interests

Dr. Van Cleaf studies the ways in which digital technologies transform our relationships to society, each other and ourselves. She is interested in motherhood, fashion, feminism, and pays particular attention to the ways digital technologies impact structural inequalities. Her recent work examines second hand clothing markets and digital labor.

Selected Publications

2021 “The #Boho Hustle: Domesticating Digital Media, Liquidating the Closet, and Disrupting Luxury Fashion.” In The Fashion Studies Journal, http://www.fashionstudiesjournal.org/

2020 “The Pleasure of Connectivity: Media, Motherhood, and the Digital Maternal Gaze.” Communication, Culture and Critique. URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/ccc/tcz045.

2015 “Of Woman Born to Mommy Blogged: The Journey From The Personal As Political to the Personal as A Commodity.” Women’s Studies Quarterly, 43, 3 & 4, 247-264.

Courses Taught

NMDD 1001 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN

DTEM 1401 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND EMERGING MEDIA

DTEM 1402 DIGITAL CULTURES

DTEM 2443 FASHION AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

DTEM 3444 NERDS, GEEKS AND BROS