Dr. Marina Moskowitz
Credentials: Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair in Textiles, Material Culture, and Design
Dr. Marina Moskowitz has long had an interest in the “stuff” of human life. Early in her career she worked in curatorial roles in history museums, using artifacts to engage communities with their local histories. After receiving her Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale University, working on the role of material culture in building national communities of American consumers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, she moved to Scotland to take up a post in History and American Studies at the University of Glasgow. At Glasgow she taught across various period and subfields of American history, as well as teaching material culture and public humanities to graduate students, and advising a cohort of wonderful doctoral students across a range of topics in political and cultural history, and especially material culture, including the history of textiles.