The Organizers

Candice D. Roberts and Myles Ethan Lascity are co-founders of the Social Science Workshop on Interdisciplinary Methods and the authors of What to wear to the end of the world: The function of fashion in apocalyptic narrative in Film, Fashion & Consumption. Both are graduates of the Communication, Culture and Media Ph.D. program at Drexel University.

img_1591Roberts is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Communication Arts Program at St. John’s University.  In addition to her doctorate, she holds an MA in Communication and a BA in Psychology. She developed research on CouchSurfing as a hybrid collective while studying communities across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Broadly, her work examines cultural narrative and identity; she is particularly interested in archetypes, consumer behavior, and sociality around themes of class, sexuality and space/place. She is also published in Applied Environmental Education & Communication, a frequent contributor to the Association of Internet Researchers and the Popular Culture Association and an advisor on the executive board of the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association.

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Lascity is an Assistant Professor of Communication and the faculty advisor of The Griffin at Chestnut Hill College. In addition to his PhD, he holds a master’s degree in visual culture and costume studies from New York University. His research interests include fashion branding and the use of brands as communication. He has presented his research at several national conferences and his research has been published in the edited volume, Global Fashion Brands: Style, Luxury and History. He is currently editing a section of the upcoming Fashion Business Reader.