Jennifer Le Zotte

Assistant Professor of Material Culture and History, University of North Carolina Wilmington

I am an historian of gender and sexuality, capitalism, and dress and material culture in the late-19th and 20th-century United States. I write on topics from the celebritydom of Wild Bill Hickok to the philanthropic capitalism of the Gilded Age Salvation Army, from the invention of vintage clothing and the history of flea markets, garage sales, and thrift stores, to gambling and Cold War gender-training programs.

My first book, "From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies" (University of North Carolina Press) was published in 2017.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Material Culture and History, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Virginia, PhD

Publications

  • 2017
    From Goodwill to Grunge: A History of Secondhand Styles and Alternative Economies, University of North Carolina Press