About the Editor
Joanne B. Eicher, Regents Professor Emerita, University of Minnesota, USA
Joanne B. Eicher is a worldwide authority on the anthropology of dress. She is Editor for Berg’s Dress, Body, Culture series, and is the author, co-author or editor of a wide range of books including: The Visible Self; Mother, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood; Fashion Foundations (Berg); and Dress and Ethnicity (Berg). She has lectured and presented papers on five continents. Her research focuses on dress as non-verbal communication with research emphasis on Africa and the textile trade from India to Africa. She is Regents Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota where she served as department head of Design, Housing, and Apparel, and Director of the Goldstein Museum of Design. She received her PhD from Michigan State University. Her honors include the Leadership Award from ACASA (Arts Council of African Studies Association) and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Iowa State University.