ACADEMIC SPECIALIST - MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
REBECCA E. SCHUILING
Rebecca E. Schuiling is a dress scholar and an educator. Her research contributes to dress studies and it subsumes visual and material culture. Rebecca’s research seeks to provide insight and understanding into dress, often knitwear, through the lens of popular culture, matriculture, and the makers at the intersection of art and craft, by examining the complex and complicated roles of dress within fashion, art, and society.
Rebecca is an Academic Specialist for the Apparel and Textile Design Program within the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University. The focus of Rebecca’s teaching centers on concept, research, experiential learning, the design process and LdL pedagogies.
Rebecca’s current courses at Michigan State University include; Explorations in Apparel and Textile Design, Design Studio, Knitwear, and The History of Dress and Textiles.
Rebecca serves as the Internship Coordinator for the Apparel and Textile Design Program. Additionally, she leads a bi-annual summer session study away program to New York City.
Previous to academia, Rebecca worked in the apparel industry as a knitwear designer, and as a designer for Dillard’s Department Store.
She presents her work at international and national conferences. Her work has been exhibited in Slovenia; she has participated in an international design workshop in China; and conducted research in Portugal, France, Italy, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand.