Erin French

Ph.D. Student


  • M. Phil., Decorative Arts and Design History, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • B.A., History and Art (graphic design concentration), Simpson College, summa cum laude

Research Interests:

  • Material culture and collecting
  • Dress history and quilt history
  • Socio-psychological aspects of dress
  • Textile handcraft
  • International education and study abroad

Industry Experience:

  • Eleven years in higher education
  • Three years in the Scottish museums and heritage industry

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Quilt Study Group
  • Costume Society of America
  • The Forum on Education Abroad
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Sewing and antique collecting