About Alexandra


Alexandra Jordan Thelin HeadshotFashion Historian. Digital Marketer. Knitter. Designer. Mother. Wife. Daughter. Sister.

Alexandra is a fashion historian using a multidisciplinary approach to combine fashion, popular culture and art history. By applying theories from other disciplines, one is able to view material culture in a new light.

She is currently a Ph.D. student in History & Culture at Drew University in Madison, NJ. Previously, she has earned a BA in Art History from Montclair State University, an MA in Theater with a concentration in Arts Management also from Montclair State, and an MA in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory and Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She teaches Fashion Studies, Visual Merchandising, and Internship Advising as an adjunct professor and gives presentations on personal branding, the importance of fashion history, and social media-related topics.

David and Alexandra on their wedding day with Turbo
David and Alexandra on their wedding day with Turbo

Alexandra is the Web Content Manager for the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University and also runs a freelance design business, Tri-Star Design. She enjoys building up her web design portfolio and working with a variety of clients, in addition to creating unique digital invitation designs for her Etsy Shop. In addition to being a member of the Costume Society of America, she is the organization's Communications Coordinator and is responsible for developing content for social media, the web site, and the press.

Her family is actively involved with Boston Terrier Rescue and has fostered homeless Boston Terriers. She is also a member of the Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair and lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband David, and son Matthew.

(Photography by Michael Rosengard of North Island Photography, Brianne Daul of Daulhouse Photography and Karen Arnott of Karen's Clix Photography)


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Recent Publications

The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

Wrote encyclopedia entry on 1776 (The Musical) for The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. (July 2019).

World of Antebellum America

Ten entries on topics such as fashion plates, wedding clothes, standards of beauty, and men's fashion for the ABC-Clio publication.

Popular Culture Studies Journal

Published review of Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present by Alison Matthews David in the Popular Culture Studies Journal (Volume 6, Nos. 2 and 3, 2018. pages 505-507).

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