Leadville, Colorado

My name is Lori Hall-Araujo and I am a scholar who studies dress as a mode of communication.  I'm interested in material culture and the ways people engage with media to create meaning.  I have worked in museums and private collections to organize and curate.  My research, which I've presented and published internationally, often engages ethnographic methods.  I am currently curator for the Costume Museum and Research Library and assistant professor in the School of Design at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.


Recent Projects

1920s duster and dress
Photographer: Aurola Wedman-Alfaro

Curator for Suffrage: What's fashion got to do with it? (August 24, 2019 to May 6, 2020) organized by the Stephens College Costume Museum and Research Library.

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