This blog contains the writings of Prof. Van Cleaf and her students at the Fashion Institute of Technolog, SUNY. We mainly use this space to fashion (to make and remake) as well as visually interpret the sociological concepts, theories and ideas we discuss in class.
Here is my official bio:
Kara Van Cleaf earned her PhD in Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). At the University of Kansas, she earned an MA in Sociology and a BA in Psychology and in Anthropology. Her academic interests include feminist and social theory, cultural studies of technology, and the economies of motherhood. Her research examines how technology informs subjectivity. She currently works as an Instructional Technology Fellow at Macaulay Honors College, CUNY. She is an adjunct at The Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY and has taught sociology courses at John Jay College, Fordham University, Brooklyn College, and Hunter College. She also worked as a CUNY Writing Fellow at Kingsborough Community College and as a Teaching Fellow at Hunter College School of Public Health.
…and my unofficial bio:
Beyond reading, writing, and teaching sociology, I also love to practice yoga and take long walks through Brooklyn. I have two children who will both be in elementary school this year. My favorite job (besides being and ITF and sociology instructor!) was working as a barista in a coffee shop. I grew up in Texas and Kansas but NYC is, of course, my favorite.