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Deirdre Clemente

Associate Professor
Department(s): History
Office: WRI-A 320
Phone: 702-895-0810
Email: deirdre.clemente@unlv.edu

Biography

Deirdre Clemente is a historian of 20th century American culture and focus on fashion and clothing.

Her work is primarily one of historical inquiry, yet its scope and its sources give it resonance in other fields — sociology, anthropology, American studies, gender and women’s studies, theatre arts, and art history. Her subjects of study are diverse, from overall-clad girl strikers to Italian grandmothers who really made black a "basic". All of her scholarship has a common goal: to make significant contributions to our understanding of the historical interaction between social change and everyday life — whether in our habits or our habitats.