Deirdre Clemente In The News

Profile: Deirdre Clemente

September 30, 2019
In April 2018, Mark Zuckerberg made a rare public appearance wearing a suit. Congress had compelled him to testify on Capitol Hill, the lawmakers curious why Facebook had been so adept at harvesting personal data and so inept at policing Russian spies.
September 20, 2019
As the fall season begins, many women across the United States and the world are getting ready for “tights season,” the moment when the cooler weather means it’s time to pair skirts or dresses with a little extra warmth on the legs. Some may be looking forward to the fall fashion opportunities, and some dreading sagging knees or the necessity of dabbing clear nail polish on runs. But when tights first became a wardrobe staple, they signified something that went far beyond a simple change of season: freedom.
July 25, 2019
UNLV students are taking advantage of a unique opportunity — to do some history detective work. It’s being done as part of UNLV’s Public History program
July 22, 2019
It was at the beginning of a shift at Harrods that Georgia Brown told her manager where to go. Brown, then aged 22, was working for a temp agency that supplied shop assistants to the department store. She cannot remember the name of the manager. But she does remember why she lost her cool: she had had enough of being forced to wear heels on the job.
July 22, 2019
“Heel shoes are a symbol of female oppression,” said Professor Mary Beard last week to Manola Blahnika, a renowned luxury shoe manufacturer, whose brand was especially famous for Carrie Bradshaw from Sex in the City. While not everyone may identify with the professor's assertion, the fact remains that if heels do not have to go to work, why it should be women's responsibility, Sirin Kale says in an article mapping this growing displeasure and titled Why should I have to work on stilts ?: the women fighting sexist dress codes . "Women are often the victims of working dresscodes, even if they don't have to wear a uniform," she writes.
July 22, 2019
About 100 years ago, women in their workplaces looked a little different from what they look like today. But many of the basic garments at the time of dressing to go to the office remain today.
June 7, 2019
In a warehouse on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, graduate student Debbie Fleshman lifted the lid on a tan train case and stared down into silver screen history.
June 3, 2019
In a warehouse on the UNLV campus, graduate student Debbie Fleshman lifted the lid on a tan train case and stared down into silver screen history.