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past, current, and upcoming work

Projects & publications





Art and material culture in Britain and #vastearlyAmerica 1607-1830: dress, textiles, identity, and race

Collecting and the construction of a mythologized "America"

Replication as research, making, and embodied methods of understanding: eighteenth-century women's dress in North America, Britain and France; Scottish kilts and kilt-making


Dr Chin Kirk's academic articles, reviews, and literary work have been featured in History, Winterthur PortfolioTextile History, The Junto, Washington's Quill, Mount Vernon Magazine, What Weekly Magazine, The Saranac Review, Ellipsis: Literature and Art, The Slush Pile Magazine, The Baltimore Review, and on

Her most recent conference papers and lectures include those at ASECS, Sartorial Society Series, The University of New Hampshire, The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, Yale University, and the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C.

She looks forward to presenting at The Association for Dress Historians (ADH), Fashioning the Body for Sport and Leisure Conference, 30 Sept. – 1 Oct. 2022, London; and the Outlander conference at the University of Glasgow.* 


*This event, originally scheduled for 2020, was postponed due to COVID-19.

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