Dr Joanna Jarvis
Lecturer in Performance Design
Joanna’s background is in designing and making period costume for performance. She has combined her studies of dress in the eighteenth-century with an interest in women’s attitudes to self-presentation through their clothes and current theories on the psychology of dress. This combination is providing a rich field of study with reference to women in the eighteenth-century.
Joanna sees her teaching as an opportunity to enthuse the next generation in dress as material culture and what it tells us about ourselves, our attitudes and the society in which we live.