Elizabeth Wissinger

Elizabeth Wissinger is a Professor of Fashion Studies and Sociology. She is a faculty member of the Masters of Arts and Liberal Studies program at the Graduate School and University Center and the Department of Social Sciences at BMCC/CUNY. She has published and spoken about fashion, technology, and embodiment, in the U.S. and internationally. Her book, This Year’s Model: Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour (NYU 2015), tracks how emerging technologies shape the demand for varying bodily ideals, which fashion models promote by doing “glamour labor,” the work to appear as attractive, exciting, and cool in person as one’s curated and filtered online self. Her current research focuses on how the coming fusion of wearable technologies with biotech are impacting gender, data privacy, and embodiment.

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