Dana Goodin is a founder, host and researcher for Unravel: A Fashion podcast and is currently pursuing her Phd. in Apparel, Merchandising and Design at Iowa State University.
She earned her B.A. in Fashion Merchandising at Marymount University, in Northern Virginia and her M.A. in Fashion and Textiles Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City. Her master’s thesis focused on textile conservation and after graduation she worked as a textile conservation assistant for the Textile Conservation Lab at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City.
She has worked for the private corporate archives of Calvin Klein and Thom Browne.
She has presented her research on agarose-gel wet-cleaning methods at the AIC’s 45th Annual Conference and was awarded the FAIC George Stout Grant.
She is committed to researching, communicating, and preserving the material culture of ignored and systemically disenfranchised communities. She is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation and is currently researching Comanche twentieth-century dress and identity.
She has presented at the Costume Society of America Symposiums in 2015 and 2017 and was awarded the 2017 CSA Travel Research Grant to continue her research in Comanche dress.
She presented on race and class in suffragist dress for the 2017 CSA auxiliary panel discussion Fashion and Dress: in Protest and Revolution. She recently participated as a “mentor” for the National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Fashion Now: Makers and Mentors program, and appeared as a guest on the podcast Native Opinion: An American Indian Perspective to discuss cultural appropriation. In her spare time she is learning the Comanche language.