Concordia University

Paula Alaszkiewicz



PhD - Art History

Thesis Title

The Labyrinth of Fashion Display 


Dr. John Potvin

Research Interests

  • Fashion studies
  • Museology
  • Curating and exhibiting fashion
  • Architecture and space
  • Visuality; Paris and La Belle Époque


Paula Alaszkiewicz is a specialist in fashion studies and museology. She joined Concordia University’s Department of Art History as a doctoral student in 2016. Paula’s current research approaches fashion as a spatial practice. Her PhD thesis, titled The Labyrinth of Fashion Display, initiates an exchange between fashion exhibitions staged in museums and histories of display in other architectural and institutional sites, including the nineteenth-century department store and international exhibition. She is the recipient of a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and a Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship. Paula holds a MA in History and Culture of Fashion from London College of Fashion and a BA in art history from McGill University. Paula consults on exhibitions and heritage projects internationally and works closely with the exhibition-maker Judith Clark.


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