Sarah C. Byrd is a fashion historian, archivist, & educator.
A love of all things "old" led Sarah to collections and preservation of the past in order to understand the present. This passion informs her work at every level.
Her independent research focuses on early twentieth-century women’s novels and related films, the history of clothing within American cults and communes, and the role of exhibitions in education. Sarah has contributed her research and writing to several publications and symposia.
As an archivist, she has worked on a wide range of projects for both private clients and large corporations. Her love for the objects and their long-term care is equal regardless of value.
She firmly believes that education is the key to all progress and strives to connect with audiences beyond the classroom setting. Her appearances at The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS) and exhibition reviews for Fashion Studies Journal are favorite accomplishments. In 2017, Sarah began hosting community conversations on topics such as propaganda and censorship that are rooted in fashion history as a method to understand contemporary parallels. She currently teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology and New York University.
Sarah received her BA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and MA in Fashion and Textile Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Sarah is also a co-founder of the Fashion Studies Alliance, a New York based network and support system for professionals working in the field of Fashion Studies.