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Visiting Research Scholars

The Fashion Institute of Technology Visiting Scholar's Program, sponsored by The School of Graduate Studies, The Museum at FIT, The Gladys Marcus Library, and the School of Art & Design, allows qualified researchers extended access to our exceptional study resources including the collection of The Museum at FIT, the Special Collections Department of the Gladys Marcus Library as well as its bound and electronic holdings, and the College's world class faculty and students. To apply to become a Visiting Scholar please see information on the bottom of this page.

Upcoming & Current Scholars
Paola Di Trocchio
Assistant Curator International Fashion and Textiles
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Past Scholars
Giulo Verago
Ph.D. candidateDepartment of Industrial Design, Arts, Communication and Fashion
Politecnico di Milano

Paper: The Impact of International Fashion Brands on Contemporary Art: Tools, Resources and Strategies

Massimiliano Pelligrini
Ph.D. candidate Department of Economics, University of Rome
Economics Faculty, University of Florence

Paper: Entrepreneurship in family businesses in the fashion sector

Susana Cendán Caaveiro, Ph.D.

Curator and Critic
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Vigo in Pontevedra, Spain

Paper: Is Fashion Nobody's Business

Federica Vacca
Department of Industrial Design, Arts, Communication and Fashion
Politecnico di Milano

Paper: Design on the edge of tradition

Nayra Llonch Molina

Didàctica del Patrimoni, Noves Tecnologies i Moseografia Comprensiva
Universitat de Barcelona

Paper: Costumes and communication: research about teaching and learning social sciences through costumes

Chiara Colombi
Department of Industrial Design, Arts, Communication and Fashion
Politecnico di Milano

Paper:Trend Research in Fashion: Methods and Approaches for Knowledge Creation and Visualization as Design Orienting Process in Fashion Design

Niccolò Gordini
Department of Economics
Universita degli Studi di Firenze

Paper: Brand Building: The Living Brand Entrepreneur

Clemens Thornquist, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Fashion Design
School of Textiles
Högskolan i Borås, Sweden

Paper: The Savage and the Designed: Robert Wilson and Vivienne Westwood as Artistic Managers

To Become a Research Scholar

March 1 is the deadline to apply for a visit to begin during the following five months of September through January.

October 1 is the deadline to apply for a visit to begin during the following five months of February through June.

Applications should be sent to:
Dean for Graduate Studies Office of the Dean, E315
Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY
Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA


and should include:

1. Name
2. Position title
3. Academic affiliation
4. Proposed dates of research
5. Short statement defining research objectives
6. Contact information including email and street addresses and telephone numbers

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