Mario J. Roman
Visiting Lecturer in Fashion History and Costume
Dr. Roman comes to Marist from University of the Arts London, where they completed their Ph.D. Their research explores celebrity, masculinities, and national identities as they are represented in American and British men’s lifestyle and fashion media. Additionally, they are interested in the intersection of celebrity and fashion in popular culture.
Prior to pursuing their graduate degrees, Dr. Roman worked in the New York fashion industry as a print and embroidery designer, and colorist for companies such as Dana Buchman, Ann Taylor LOFT, and Naeem Khan. They taught courses at London College of Fashion and in the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design on a variety of topics such as consumer culture, cultural studies, fashion media, and visual research methods.
Ph.D., Cultural & Historical Studies, University of the Arts London, 2021
M.A., Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Cornell University, 2010
B.S., Textile & Apparel Design, Cornell University, 2000
Research Interests / Areas of Focus
Chong Kwan, S., Laing, M, and Roman, M. J. (2014) (eds.) Fashion and Memory in Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty, 5:2, pp.201-204. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/csfb.5.2.201_2
"Celebrities at Work: The interrelationship between methods and theory in doctoral research." Costume Studies Program, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, NY, Apr 2022
"Fashioning Blokes and Bros: the symbolic production of the American and British GQ 'style' in 2012." Dept. of Communications & Visual Cultures Seminar, Richmond University, London, UK, Nov 2015
"Producing GQ Individuals: A Comparison of Bodily Regimes and Fashion Practices in American and British GQ magazines." Fashion Tales 2015, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy, Jun 2015