Tessa Maffucci

Tessa Maffucci (she/her) began her academic career at New York University’s Gallatin School and holds a master’s in Fashion Studies and Digital Humanities from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She teaches in the Fashion Department at Pratt Institute, currently acting as the department’s Assistant Chair. Her research focuses on the intersection of fashion and labor, with an emphasis on sustainability, technology and material culture. Tessa coordinates the New York Fashion Workforce Development Coalition (NYFWDC), an advocacy collaborative of New York’s fashion community, including many Garment District manufacturers and designers.