Rhonda Garelick is a scholar and critic of performance, literature, fashion, and cultural politics. She is the author of Rising Star (Princeton University Press, 1998 –winner of the Kayden Award for outstanding manuscript in the Humanities) and Electric Salome: Loie Fuller’s Performance of Modernism (Princeton University Press, 2007). She is currently at work on a book about modern fashion, mass culture, and interwar European politics, entitled Antigone in Vogue: Coco Chanel and the Myths of Fashion (under contract to Random House).

Garelick is co-editor of Fabulous Harlequin: ORLAN and The Patchwork Self (University of Nebraska Press, 2010) and has served as guest co-editor of a special double issue of Southwest Review (Volume 95, nos. 1 and 2), devoted to style and performance. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, New York Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, the International Herald Tribune, and the Sydney Morning Herald, as well as in numerous scholarly journals, critical anthologies, and museum catalogues in both the United States and Europe.

For her work, Garelick has received awards from organizations including: the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Whiting Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Dedalus Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the French government. In 2006, she received a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship.

Professor Garelick has taught at Yale University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia University, and Connecticut College. She received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in French and Comparative Literature from Yale University, and did extensive graduate work in Paris at both the University of Paris/VII and the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

Professor Garelick holds a joint appointment at UNL in the English department and at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, where she is founder and director of a new program known as IAS or the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium.

Click here to read Professor Garelick's contributions to the New York Times:

2011: Op-ed on John Galliano, the House of Dior, and fascism

2009: Interview in an article on the influence of Coco Chanel

2004: Op-ed on film and feminism

Rhonda Garelick
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