Technische Universität Dortmunt
Gabriele Mentges is Professor of the Cultural History of Clothing/Fashion/Textiles at the Institute for Arts and Material Culture, Technische Universität Dortmunt. She has also served as a curator at the Württemberg State Museum. Prof. Mentges has lead several international projects, among which the most recent focused on Modernity of Traditions. Uzbek textile heritage as a cultural and economic resource (2010-2012), carried out in collaboration with many Uzbek Universities and research centers. Her research interests include the history of clothing and body, the discourse on fashion, museology, every day and industrial culture, with a particular concern for clothing.