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Dina Smith-Glaviana is an assistant professor of fashion merchandising and design and the director of the Oris Glisson Historic Costume and Textile Collection.
She first gained experience in historic collections management by working in the University of Georgia Historic Clothing and Textile Collection while pursuing her master’s degree in textiles, merchandising, and interiors.
Smith-Glaviana began her teaching career at the University of Southern Mississippi by serving as an adjunct faculty and volunteer co-curator of the University of Southern Mississippi Historic Garment Collection while earning her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. There she specialized in both historic and cultural aspects of dress and apparel merchandising and assisted the curator of the Louisiana State University Textile and Costume Museum with accessioning artifacts and exhibits.
After graduating in 2016, Smith-Glaviana served two years as a full-time lecturer at Auburn University teaching merchandising classes. She later served at Marymount University for one year as an assistant professor of fashion design and merchandising and collection manager for the Marymount University Historic Costume and Textiles Collection prior to joining the Virginia Tech faculty in August 2019.
Her research interests include dress and popular culture, subcultural dress, and reenactment and historic dress. She has published her research on reenactment dress and historically inspired dress in journal articles, one of which was republished in a textbook as a book chapter. Her most recent scholarship focuses on Female Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans’ dress practices and fashion choices.
- Reenactment Dress
- Dress and Popular Culture/Subcultural Dress
- Historically Inspired Dress
- Historic Costume and Textile Exhibition and Replication/Recreation
- Experiential Learning Pedagogy
- PhD in Textiles, Louisiana State University, 2016
- MS in Textiles, The University of Georgia, 2011
- BS in Fashion Merchandising, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2006
- Costume Society of America
- International Textile and Apparel Association
- Popular Culture Association
- Awarded Paper of Distinction – Historic Track for Smith, D. C. & Stannard, C. R. Negotiating Authenticity: Exploring Design Decisions of Reenactors’ Regency Gowns. International Textile and Apparel Association, Annual Conference, “Celebrating the Unique,” Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 10-13, 2015.
Smith, D. C. & Stannard, C. R. Negotiating Authenticity: Exploring Design Decisions of Reenactors’ Regency Gowns. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 34(4), 287-302.
Smith, D. & Blanco, J. I Just Don’t Look Right in Modern Clothes. . . Historically - Inspired Dress as Leisure Dress. Annals of Leisure Research: The Dress Issue: Part II, 19(3), 347-367.
Smith, D. C. & Stannard, C. R. Balancing personal needs and authenticity when designing historic styles of dress. In K. Miller-Spillman, A. Reilley, & P. Hunt-Hurst (Eds.), The Meanings of Dress (4th ed.). New York: Fairchild Books
Other Creative Works
Smith, D. C. Granny dresses. In J. F. Blanco (Ed.), Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe: Vol. 4. The Post-War Period into the 21st Century (p. 135). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.
Smith, D. C. Peasant-inspired looks, 1961-1979. In J. F. Blanco (Ed.), Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe: Vol. 4. The PostWar Period into the 21st Century (pp. 243-244). Santa Barbara, CA: ABCCLIO, LLC.
Smith, D. C. Retro chic. In J. F. Blanco (Ed.), Clothing and Fashion: American Fashion from Head to Toe: Vol. 4. The Post-War Period into the 21st Century (pp. 262-263). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC.
- Lingerie Redefined: Iconic Yet Overlooked: Everyday Fashions Circa 1900-1920, Louisiana State University Textile and Costume Museum, November 2014 – October 2017.
- Marymount in Fashionland, Marymount University Reinsch Library, April – May 2019.
- Clothing and People
- History of Costume
- Visual Merchandising
- Fashion Industry and Its Promotion
- Fashion Analysis and Forecasting
- Retail Buying and Assortment Planning
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