Contact me (Sara at dismantle mag dot com) if you’d like to discuss workshops or other speaking opportunities.
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Your Public Voice: an online workshop aimed at scholars and professionals who want to turn their research and expertise into compelling stories for a general audience.
Your Public Voice is co-taught with Dismantle editor and co-founder, Elise Chatelain. We’re currently transforming it into a self-paced online course.
I’ve also done condensed one-day and 2-hour versions for the Feminist Research Institute at UC Davis and the MA in Critical Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Public Speaking and Media Appearances
Panel Moderator: Sustainable Solutions: A Candid Conversation Between Female Entrepreneurs. Webinar sponsored by the UN Fashion Pact, World Economic Forum, and Hecho Por Nosotros (June 2020)
Panelist: Textiles Now: Continuity & Disruption. Part of the Textile Connections Symposium as part of Portland Textile Month October 2019
Radio Interview: “So long and thanks for all the blisters: A bittersweet eulogy for PayLess”, CBC News (March 2019)
Guest Speaker: “The Recurring Appeal of Prairie Style,” Textiles and Clothing Dept. UC Davis, (February 2019)
Guest Speaker: “Grease Was the Way Were Feeling” Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Dept., UC Davis (February 2019)
Panelist: Scholar’s Roundtable on Fashion and Labor. Costume Society of America National Conference. Williamsburg, VA (March 2018)
Podcast Guest: Imagine Otherwise: Sara Bernstein on Critical Public Scholarship (March 2018)
Interviewer: “Beauty Talk: a conversation about the meaning of beauty in contemporary culture.” With journalist and author Autumn Whitefield-Madrano, Powell’s Books, Portland, OR (August 2016)
Guest Lecture: “Counter Narratives: Brooklyn, Carol, and an unfashionable genre’s makeover.” Presentation in conjunction with opening of “The Biggest Little (Fashion) City: Silver Screen Style in Ithaca, 1914-1924.” Cornell University Costume and Textile Collection. (April 2016)