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Director and Curator LSU Textile & Costume Museum

Associate Professor

Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising

Louisiana State University

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141 Human Ecology Building

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


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Michael E. Mamp (he/him)

As a fashion historian, Dr. Mamp uses historical methods and curatorial practice to unravel the hidden histories of American fashion and textiles of the twentieth century. In 2018 Dr. Mamp's research was recognized when he was inducted as a member of the Scholar's Round-table of the Costume Society of America; in 2021, he was awarded a paper of distinction in the historic track by the International Textile and Apparel Association. His research has been published widely in leading journals such as Dress: The Journal of the Costume Society of America and the Journal of Modern Craft. He has been quoted frequently as a fashion expert by media outlets such as The New York Post, Huffington Post, Forbes, and Bloomberg News Radio

Dr. Mamp teaches courses including Queer Fashion, History of Fashion, and History of Textiles. He has led domestic and international study tours to Chicago, New York, and Paris. In 2019 he was recognized with the International Textile and Apparel Association Excellence in Teaching Award; in 2020, he was his institution's winner of the Mid-American Conference's Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success. His student-centered approach to instruction has led to the development and delivery of courses in various formats, including face-to-face, hybrid, hyflex, online asynchronous, and online synchronous. 

Before pursuing a career in academia, Dr. Mamp worked in the fashion industry for fourteen years in various store operations and visual merchandising roles for brands such as Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Lane Bryant.

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Select Honors and Awards




Paper of Distinction Historic Track: “Ethel Wallace: Forgotten Histories of Batik and Fashion,” International Textile and Apparel Association

International Textile and Apparel Association Excellence in Teaching Award

Scholars’ Roundtable, Costume Society of America

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Iowa State University

History of Dress
Studio Arts: Fibers



University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Fashion & Textile Design

Theatrical Costuming



Central Michigan University

Apparel, Merchandising, & Design

Journalism & French

Courses Taught

  • History of Fashion prior to 1850

  • History of Modern Fashion

  • History of Textiles

  • Fashion in Paris: International Study Tour

  • Queer Fashion

  • Historic Fashion and Textile Studies: Research, Curation, and Exhibition

Professional Affiliations

  • Costume Society of America

  • International Textile & Apparel Association

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