The Association of Dress Historians supports and promotes the study and professional practice of the history of dress, textiles, and accessories of all cultures and regions of the world, from before classical antiquity to the present day.

ADH Editorial

Jennifer Daley is the ADH executive committee member who leads the ADH Editorial Sub-Committee, comprised of the following ADH members.

Jennifer Daley
Jennifer Daley,
Chairman and Trustee

Dr. Jennifer Daley, PhD, FHEA, MA, MA, BTEC, BA, is Chairman and Trustee of The Association of Dress Historians and Editor–in–Chief of The Journal of Dress History. Dr. Daley is a university lecturer, who researches the political, economic, industrial, technological, and cultural history of clothing and textiles. She earned a PhD from The Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, with a thesis, titled, A History of Clothing and Textiles for Sailors in the British Royal Navy, 1660–1859. She also earned an MA in Art History from The Department of Dress History at The Courtauld Institute of Art; a BTEC in Millinery (history, design, and construction) at Kensington and Chelsea College; an MA (with a dissertation on political economics) from King’s College, London; and a BA from The University of Texas at Austin. She can be reached at email

Marley Healy
Marley Healy,

Marley Healy is a scholar and curator with expertise in fashion and costume history and contemporary theory. She has a BA in History from Harvard University Extension School, and an MA in Fashion Curation from the London College of Fashion. Marley wrote her MA dissertation on women’s active sportswear at the turn of the century and her areas of interest include early twentieth century fashion illustration, costume in film, and multidisciplinary exhibition making. Her curatorial work includes exhibitions at the Rambert ballet company on London’s South Bank, the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and the Women’s Museum of California. She also enjoys writing fashion-based exhibition and book reviews. Marley is an avid fan of Disney films and experiences and her current research and projects explore Disney-based fashion cultures and examine historical and contemporary fashion and dress influences in animated films. Marley can be reached at email

Kirstin Purtich
Kirstin Purtich,

Kirstin Purtich has contributed research and writing to exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, and The Richard H. Driehaus Museum. She currently works as an independent textile and fashion conservator and exhibition consultant. During 2016-2019, she was part of the curatorial team at the American Federation of Arts, where she organized traveling exhibitions of fashion, architecture, and design. Among these projects was Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960, an exhibition and catalogue from the FIDM Museum at Los Angeles’ Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She holds a MA in fashion conservation from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, and an MA in decorative arts, design history, and material culture from the Bard Graduate Center, New York. Kirstin can be reached at email

The ADH Editorial Sub-Committee provides editing and proofreading expertise to both internal and external ADH documentation.


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