Eugenia Paulicelli is founder and director of The Fabric of Cultures Project (, a pedagogical, research lab and platform that aims at the understanding of global fashion and its implications with the environment, climate change, social justice and activism. The Fabric of Cultures also aims at highlighting and mapping positive changes and innovations in the fashion and textile industries.

Dr. Paulicelli is Professor of Italian, Comparative Literature, and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY. At the Graduate Center she founded and coordinates the Concentration in Fashion Studies in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS). She is editor, co-editor and author of several books, book chapters, special issues of journals, and articles on the history and theory of fashion, cinema, and literature. Among her publications are: Fashion under Fascism. Beyond the Black Shirt (2004); Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy from Sprezzatura to Satire (2014); Italian Style. Fashion & Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age (Bloomsbury 2016 and paperback 2017); Film and Fashion in the 1960s (co-editor Indiana University Press, 2017) Moda e Letteratura nell’Italia della prima modernità (Meltemi Press, 2019). She is founder and director of the academic film festival "Italian Cinema CUNY" (IC-CUNY: