An Ode to Poorly Lit Dressing Rooms, Catapult, 9/2020
Why Your Grandma’s Housecoat is the Perfect Work-From-Home Outfit, Catapult, 9/2019
What will the 2000s fashion revival really look like?, The Outline, 9/2019
TV Reboots Aren’t Really About Nostalgia, BuzzFeed Reader, 8/2018
Why Gen X Isn’t Psyched for the ’90s Revival, Racked, 3/2018
Coming of Middle Age with Ursula Le Guin, Full Stop 2/2018
Portrait of a Budget Cut, Inside Higher Ed, 1/2018
How Garment Workers Used Fashion on the Picket Line, Racked, 12/2017
‘Menocore’ Is as Much About Wealth as It Is About Age, Racked, 10/2017
Selected Writing For Dismantle Magazine
See all my work on Dismantle here.
Bernstein, Sara T. and Elise M. Chatelain. “21st Century Teenage Monsters: Representations of Coming of Age on the Fringes of America.” Studies in the Humanities 43:1&2 (2016): 52 – 64.
Kaiser, Susan B., Joe Hancock and Sara T. Bernstein. “Luxury and Its Opposites: A Critical Fashion Studies Perspective.”The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property: Critical Reflections. Eds. Haochen Sun, Madhavi Sunder and Barton Beebe. Oxford UP, 2015. 13 – 29
Bernstein, Sara T. and Elise M. Chatelain. “CEO’s and Office Ho’s: Notes from the Trenches of our Women’s Studies Classrooms.” Feminist Erasures: Challenging Backlash Culture. Eds. Kumarini Silva and Kaitlynn Mendes. Palgrave, 2015. 19 – 35.
Kaiser, Susan B. and Sara T. Bernstein. “Rural Representations in Fashion and Television: Co-optation and Cancellation.” Fashion, Style and Popular Culture Journal 1.1 (2014): 97 – 117.
Dissertation: From Little Black Dress to Little Blue Vest: Fashion, Film, and the Shifting Position of the American Shopgirl (2013)
Bernstein, Sara T. and Susan B. Kaiser. “Fashion Out of Place: Experiencing Fashion in a Small American Town.” Critical Studies in Fashion and Beauty. 4.1 (2013): 43 – 70.
Bernstein, Sara T. “ ‘In this same gown of shadow:’ Functions of Fashion in Villette.” The Brontës in the World of the Arts. Eds. Sandra Hagan and Juliette Wells. Ashgate Publishers, Ltd., 2008. 149 – 168.