Sara Olivia Nelson

Ph.D. Student


  • Albright College B.A. in Fashion & Women’s Studies
  • New York University M.A. in Fashion & Textile History

Research Interests:

  • Fashion and textile history
  • Maternity costume
  • Body modifications
  • Undress
  • Fashion styling
  • Performance studies

Industry Experience:

  • Adjunct lecturer at Albright College since 2014


  • Jacobs, B., Simpson, L., Nelson, S., & Karpova, E. (2016). Matching sourcing destination with fashion brands’ business model: Comparative advantages of Bangladesh and Vietnam apparel industries. Fashion, Industry and Education, 14(2), 11-23. doi: 10.7741/fie.2016.14.2.011

Professional Affiliations:

  • Costume Society of America
  • ITAA