Dr. Alison Matthews David is an associate professor in the School of Fashion at Ryerson University. She holds a PhD in Art History from Stanford University. Her research on fashion victims examines how dress causes bodily harm to its makers and wearers. She has also published on military uniforms, and on representations of fashion in literature, notably in L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. She is also interested in colour theory and the aesthetic movement.
Selected Book Publications:
Matthews David, Alison. Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, September 2015.
Matthews David, Alison and Elizabeth Semmelhack, cur. Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century, Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, June 2014 until June 2016.
Read more about Alison's Fashion Victims Research here.