Andrea Severson

Ross-Blakley Hall 202AB
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1401

Student Information

Graduate Student
English (Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies)
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Andrea J. Severson holds a PhD in Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacies from Arizona State University, focusing on fashion rhetoric and material culture. She has taught at ASU and the Maricopa County Community Colleges since 2010 and worked previously as a costume designer on various theatrical and film projects. She is a member of the Arizona Costume Institute and served on its Board of Directors from 2011-2014. Her work has been featured in For His Eyes Only: The Women of James Bond (2015).

Education

Ph.D., English: Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies, May 2018

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Dissertation: Pretty in Pictures: Fashion Icons and Social Memory

M.A., English: Rhetoric and Composition, May 2013

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                                                                                 

Thesis: License to Thrill: Bond Girls, Costume Design and Representation

M.A., Media Arts, December 2007

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

B.A., Theatre Arts, Summa Cum Laude, May 2004

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 

Research Interests

Rhetoric of Fashion, Fashion Theory, Rhetoric of Costume Design, Material Culture, Public Memory and Fashion, Stateswomen, Fashion Icons, Royal Women, James Bond, Bond Girls

Publications

(Forthcoming) Severson, Andrea. “Fleur de Force: Beauty, Creativity, and YouTube.” Women’s Ways of Making. Eds. Maureen Daly Goggin & Shirley Rose. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP.

(Forthcoming) Book Review. Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk. In Journal of Rhetoric and Public Affairs.

Fashion and Fiction: Self-Transformation in Twentieth-Century Literature. Book Review. Journal of Dress History. Vol 2, Issue 2, Summer 2018.

Boyd, Patricia and Andrea Severson. “Negotiating Diverse Populations in Online Graduate Courses: Key Implications.” Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses. Eds. Abigail G. Scheg and Melanie Shaw. IGI Global, 2017.

Severson, Andrea. “Designing Character: Costumes, Bond Girls, and Representation.” For His Eyes Only: The Women of James Bond. Ed. Lisa Funnell. New York: Wallflower Press, 2015. Print.

Research Activity

 

Association of Dress Historians, London, UK, October 2017

“First Lady Michelle Obama and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge: Challenging the Boundaries of Fashion”

Southwest English Symposium, Tempe, AZ,  February 2016

“Commodifying Fleur de Force: YouTube, Beauty, and Branding”

Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition: Feminisms and Rhetorics, Tempe, AZ , October 2015                                                        

“Fleur de Force: Beauty, Creativity, and YouTube”                                               

Southwest English Symposium, Tempe, AZ, February 2014

“Fashion Hybridity: Fashion, Blogs, and the Democratization of the Fashion Industry”

Invited Lecture. “Dressed to Rule: Fashion, Rhetoric, and Power of the Female English Monarchs.” Phoenix Art Museum Docent Continuing Education Lecture Series 2012-2013. Phoenix Art Museum. Phoenix, AZ. Mar 2013.

Invited Lecture (with Hannah Hayes). “In Vogue: Vogue’s Online Archive and the September Issue.” Arizona Costume Institute 2nd Wednesday Lecture Series 2012-2013. Phoenix Art Museum. Phoenix, AZ.  Sep 2012.

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 302 Business Writing
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 302 Business Writing
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 101 First-Year Composition
ENG 215 Strategies of Academic Writing
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 301 Writing for the Professions
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 102 First-Year Composition