Cristina Nelson

Graduate Student (ABD) Dept. of History University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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My dissertation is in American History and is on the topic of female undergarments, 1940-70. Contents (and interests) include: the female body and sexuality as transformative / performative entities; female sexuality in the context of nationalism and the construction of a "national body;" advertising and foundation garment industry discourse as venues for the construction of sexuality; and corsetieres' performative roles in each process.

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