ACADEMIC SPECIALIST - MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
REBECCA E. SCHUILING
Rebecca E. Schuiling is a knitwear designer and an educator. Her research contributes to scholarship in dress studies and it subsumes visual and material culture. Rebecca’s work seeks to provide insight and understanding into knitted dress through the lens of popular culture, and the artists at the intersection of art and craft, by examining the complex and complicated roles of knit within fashion, art, and society. She presents her work at international and national conferences.
Rebecca has taught at Michigan State University for twelve years and is an Academic Specialist in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design. 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 yearly 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. Her work has been exhibited in Slovenia; she has participated in an in international design workshop in China; and conducted research in Portugal, France, Italy, Austria, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand.