Assistant Chairperson; Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tessa Maffucci is a teacher, researcher and organizer advocating for ethical fashion economies. She teaches fashion history and theory focusing on the intersections of fashion and labor, with an emphasis on sustainability, technology and material culture. She coordinates the New York Fashion Workforce Development Coalition (NYFWDC), an advocacy collaborative of New York’s fashion community, including many manufacturers and designers in the Garment District. Tessa is a recipient of the Made in NYC Fellowship and an editor for The Fashion Studies Journal.
B.A., 2011, Individualized Studies, New York University, Gallatin School M.A., 2016, Fashion Studies & Digital Humanities, CUNY, The Graduate Center Advanced Certificate, 2022, Workplace Democracy and Community Ownership, CUNY, School of Labor and Urban Studies