Brent Luvaas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Office: PSA 111
Phone: (215) 571-3660
- Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles, 2009
Research and Teaching Interests
- Visual and socio-cultural anthropology.
- The global circulation of fashion, music, and aesthetics.
- DIY, amateur, and independent media.
- New media and mediated subjectivities.
- Street fashion, streetwear, and street style blogging.
- Youth culture in the United States and Indonesia
Brent Luvaas is a visual and cultural anthropologist interested in the production and global circulation of fashion, music, and aesthetics. He is the author of DIY Style: Fashion, Music, and Global Digital Cultures (Berg 2012), and has received several prominent fellowships including the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant and the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program Grant. He is also the new Co-Editor of Visual Anthropology Review, the journal of the Society for Visual Anthropology.
- “Indonesian Fashion Blogs: On the Promotional Subject of Personal Style,” in Fashion Theory (in press – Winter 2013).
- “Material Interventions: Indonesian DIY Fashion and the Regime of the Global Brand,” in Cultural Anthropology (in press — February 2013)
- DIY Style: Fashion, Music, and Global Digital Cultures, Oxford and New York: Berg Publishers, 2012.
- “Designer Vandalism: Indonesian Indie Fashion and the Cultural Practice of Cut ’n’ Paste” in Visual Anthropology Review 26(1): 1-16, 2010.
- “Dislocating Sounds: The Deterritorialization of Indonesian Indie Pop,” in Cultural Anthropology 24(2): 246-279, 2009.
- “Re-Producing Pop: The Ambivalent Aesthetics of a Contemporary Dance Music,” in International Journal of Cultural Studies 9(2): 167-187, 2006.