Arienne McCracken

Ph.D. Student
Phone: 323-273-8874


  • M.C.M., Communication Management, University of Southern California
  • M.A., History of Art, The Ohio State University
  • M.A., Slavic Studies, The Ohio State University
  • B.A., Russian, The Ohio State University, summa cum laude

Research Interests:

  • Socio-psychological aspects of dress
  • Dress and participatory media
  • Knitting, crochet and other needlework in popular and online culture
  • Handmades and slow fashion
  • History of costume
  • Sustainability
  • Consumer behavior

Honors and Awards:

  • Costume Society of America Midwest Region Student Travel Award (to present at the 2014 National Symposium) 
  • Helen Easter FCS Graduate Scholarship (Iowa State University)


  • McCracken, A., & Marcketti, S. B. (2014, May). “I really am so excited to wear these!”: Exploring YouTube haul videos. Paper presented at the Costume Society of American National Symposium, Baltimore.
  • McCracken, A. (2014, April).  An undying icon of style: The uses and pleasures of dress in the life of the vampire Saint-Germain. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture Association, Chicago.

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Textile and Apparel Association
  • Costume Society of America
  • Popular Culture Association
  • Textile Society of America
  • Handweavers Guild of America
  • Crochet Guild of America

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Crochet and knitting