Elizabeth Anne Weigle

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors

PhD Candidate & Lecturer

215D Barrow Hall
115 DW Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

bethiow@uga.edu

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Polymer, Fiber, and Textile Science *International Merchandising emphasis University of Georgia 2023
M.S. Textiles, Merchandising, & Interiors University of Georgia 2009
B.S. Fashion Merchandising University of Georgia 2007

Research

Beth's work centers around the psychology of dressing for pregnancy, with a pointed interest in maternity swimwear. She seeks to understand how feelings of embodiment relate to comfort and well-being. 

Master's thesis: "The American Trend of Female Pubic Hair Removal: Exploring a Popular Culture Body Modification"

Teaching

Courses Instructed: TXMI 2010: Creativity in Fashion & Interiors, TXMI 2100: Textiles for Consumers, TXMI 3210: Fundamentals of Fashion Merchandising, TXMI 4230: Dress, Society, & Culture, TXMI 4290: History of Dress & Fashion, TXMI 5230: Trend Analysis & Forecasting

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award The Center for Teaching and Learning 2021

Advisory Committee

Major Professor: Dr. Laura McAndrews

Committee Member: Dr. Yoo-Kyoung Seock

Committee Member: Dr. Dee Warmath

Committee Member: Dr. Melissa Freeman

Books

Weigle, Elizabeth Anne, "Sexuality, Sexual Identity, and Dress" - Forthcoming edited textbook essay for The Meanings of Dress (5th Edition).

Journal Articles

Weigle, E.A. and McAndrews, L. (2021), "The Future of Maternity Wear: Generation Z’s Expectations of Dressing for Pregnancy", Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management.

Weigle, Elizabeth Anne and Medvedev, Katalin (2022), "Maternity swimwear: A tool of female agency", Fashion, Style & Popular Culture, article first, https:// doi.org/10.1386/fspc_00119_1

Weigle, Elizabeth Anne and Covington, Sha'Mira (2022), "The Role of Textiles in Defining 'Family': A Study of Narratives from the Former Slave Project", Fashion Studies, Vol. 4, Article 5, https://doi.org/10.38055/FS040105

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