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Anya Kurennaya, Drexel Culture, Communication and Media Graduate Student

Anya Kurennaya

Department of Communication
Office: 3201 Arch, Suite 100
Phone: 215.895.2890


Anya Kurennaya is currently a student in Drexel University’s Communication, Culture and Media PhD program. She holds an MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design, The New School, in New York, and previously studied linguistics and foreign languages at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and at McGill University in Montreal. Her interests center on the relationship between fashion, music and youth culture. She is also interested in design pedagogy and language learner support. Her recent work examines contemporary cocktail culture, the intersection of hip-hop and skateboarding culture, and the relationship between zines and corporate branding. She recently participated in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer teaching institute at Drexel University titled "The Canon and Beyond: Teaching the History of Modern Design."

Selected Publications:

  • Kurennaya, A. (2016). “Новая «старая гвардия синевласых»: влияние знаменитостей на социальную историю «неестественных» оттенков волос [The Rise of the New ‘Blue Rinse Brigade’: The Impact of Celebrities on the Social History of ‘Unnatural’ Hair Color].” Теория Моды [Fashion Theory] 39: 173-191.
  • Kurennaya, A. (2015). “Look What the Cat Dragged In: Analysing gender and sexuality in the Hot Metal Centerfolds of 1980s glam metal.” Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion 2:2-3: 199-211.
  • Downing Peters, L., and Kurennaya, A. (2014). “Effortless Consumption: The ‘Anthropologie’ of a Brand-Focused Online Shopping Community.” In Global Fashion Brands: Style, Luxury, & History, edited by Joseph H. Hancock, II, Gjoko Muratovski, Veronica Manlow, and Anne Peirson-Smith, 135-152. Bristol; Chicago: Intellect.