Fashion Panelist: Lana Swartz
Lana is a PhD student in communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Most of her work is on money (and other regimes of value) as techno-social practice, popular and participatory cultures, and civic engagement. At Annenberg, she works on Henry Jenkins’ Civic Paths research collaborative and the new Media, Economics, and Entrepreneurship working group. In 2009, she completed a masters in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusettes Institute of Technology with a thesis was on “fake” luxury fashion. She also worked on a teachers’ strategy guide and unconference on cultural geography and new media literacies. She has been a high school English teacher, an autism educator and researcher, a non-profit development officer, and an ethnographic consultant. You can follow her on twitter @lanalana.