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Nanja Andriananjason

TECHNOLOGIST, HISTORY OF ART

Nanja Andriananjason (BFA Fashion Institute of Technology) is the Technologist of the Visual Resources division of the FIT History of Art department. Working closely with the Visual Resources Curator, he digitizes materials for the faculty and produces graphics for the department promoting its activities and events. He also maintains the History of Art department website.

Joseph Anderson

DIGITAL INITIATIVES LIBRARIAN, GLADYS MARCUS LIBRARY

Joseph Anderson (BA Columbia College Chicago, MLIS Dominican University), Adjunct Assistant Professor, is the Digital Initiatives Librarian in the Gladys Marcus Library at FIT. Previously, he worked as the Digital Projects Librarian for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and as Cataloging Librarian for the St. Charles Public Library. He has developed and currently oversees Archive on Demand, FIT’s online video resource; SPARC Connect, the Library’s Special Collections and Archives (SPARC) archival management tool; and SPARC Digital, an online exhibition platform and image database.

Dr. Justine De Young

PROJECT CO-DIRECTOR, HISTORY OF ART

Dr. Justine De Young (BA Williams College, MA/PhD Northwestern University), Assistant Professor in the History of Art department at FIT and project director of the Fashion History Timeline, specializes in the intersection of art and fashion. She is editor of Fashion in European Art: Dress and Identity, Politics and the Body, 1775-1925 (I.B. Tauris, 2017). Her work has been generously supported by grants and fellowships from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Getty Foundation, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Before joining FIT, Dr. De Young taught art and fashion history at Harvard, Wellesley, Lesley, and Northwestern University.

Dr. Lourdes M. Font

PROFESSOR, HISTORY OF ART

Dr. Lourdes M. Font (BA Middlebury College, MA/PhD New York University) is Professor in the History of Art department and in the master’s program in Fashion and Textile Studies at FIT, and she is the Early Fashion Designer Database project director. Previously, she taught at the Parsons School of Design and at New York University. She has contributed articles and essays to Oxford Art Online, West 86th, Business History, and Fashion Theory.

Molly Schoen

VISUAL RESOURCES CURATOR, HISTORY OF ART

Molly Schoen (BA Michigan State University, MLIS Wayne State University) is the Visual Resources Curator in the History of Art department at FIT. She has contributed to the Visual Resources Association Bulletin and ARLIS N/A Multimedia & Technology Reviews, and she has also presented papers on topics related to visual literacy.

Karen Trivette

HEAD OF SPARC, GLADYS MARCUS LIBRARY

Karen Trivette (BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MLS University at Albany-SUNY) is Associate Professor–Librarian and Head of Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) in the Gladys Marcus Library at FIT. Previously, she worked for the New York State Archives, the University at Albany, the Clark Art Institute Library, and the Museum of Modern Art. She edited Fashion Plates: 150 Years of Style (2015) and serves on the editorial board of the Society of American Archivists’ journal, American Archivist.

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