• Christina Moon

    Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies


    I am an Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons School of Design. My research looks at the social ties and cultural encounters between design worlds and manufacturing landscapes across Asia and the Americas, exploring the memory, migration, and labor of cultural workers. My most recent project is on the fast-fashion industry within the U.S. In general, I write on fashion, design and labor, material culture, social memory, the ephemeral and everyday, and ways of knowing and representing in ethnographic practice. I am a SSRC Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellow, GIDEST fellow and member of the India China Institute at The New School, and member of the Fashion Praxis working group at Parsons.

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    Degrees Held:

    PhD, Anthropology, Yale University

    BA, Anthropology, Rutgers University

    Professional Affiliations:

    Asian American Studies Association, Association for Asian Studies, American Anthropological Association, Society for Cultural Anthropology, American Studies Association

    Recent Publications:

    Vestoj, Critical Sociology, Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty, The Baffler, Pacific Standard Magazine, Design Issues, Speculation Now: Essays and Artwork, Fashion Studies: Research Methods, Sites, and Practices, Fashion & Materiality: Cultural Practices, Global Contexts.

    Research Interests:

    Design, labor and work; fashion culture industries; migration race ethnicity; material culture and cultural studies; fashion and the body; cities and urban ethnography; social and cultural theory, US and Asia. 

    Awards And Honors:

    SSRC, GIDEST, Wenner-Gren Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, Fulbright Program, Korea Foundation

    Current Courses:



    From Forever 21 to Apple (Spring 2019)

    Independent Study

    Interpreting Fashion