Associate Professor Margaret Maynard

Honorary Res. Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Associate Professor Margaret Maynard’s research is interests include Australian dress, identity and fashion; fashion photography and gender studies.

Her current research includes dress studies, history of fashion, and Australian fashion photography.

She is the author of:

  • Fashioned from Penury: Dress as Cultural Practice in Colonial Australia, CU Press (Cambridge University) 1994.
  • Out of Line: Australian Women and Style, Uni. of New South Wales Press, 2001.
  • Dress and Globalisation, Manchester Uni. Press, 2004.

Dr Maynard is a dress historian and an Honorary Consultant of the Queensland Museum.


  • PhD, Griffith University
  • Master of Arts, University of London
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rhodes University


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  • (2002) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Maynard, Margaret (2016). Status: 1805-1900. In 200 years of Australian fashion (pp. 10-25) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2015). Queensland Fashion. In Nadia Buick and Madeleine King (Ed.), Remotely fashionable: a story of subtropical style (pp. 21-35) Brisbane, Qld, Australia: Fashion Archives.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2013). Fast fashion and sustainability. In Sandy Black, Amy de la Haye, Joanne Entwistle, Agnès Rocamora, Regina Root and Helen Thomas (Ed.), The Handbook of Fashion Studies (pp. 542-556) London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2012). Clothing: art clothes or wearable art?. In Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas (Ed.), Fashion and art (pp. 145-154) Oxford, United Kingdom: Berg Publishers.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2012). Fashion modelling in Australia. In Joanne Entwistle and Elizabeth Wissinger (Ed.), Fashioning models: image, text and industry (pp. 80-96) New York, United States: Berg Publishers.

  • Maynard, Margaret and Macaskill, Philippa (2010). Akubra. In Melissa Harper and Richard White (Ed.), Symbols of Australia Uncovering the Stories behind the Myths (pp. 193-200) Sydney, NSW, Australia: UNSW Press and National Museum of Australia.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Distance and respectability in Colonial Australia. In Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil (Ed.), The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives (pp. 399-401) Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Economies and cultures of dress. In Margaret Maynard (Ed.), Berg Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (pp. 9-13) Oxford, U.K.: Berg.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Geographical and geopolitical introduction. In Margaret Maynard (Ed.), Berg Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion/ vol. 7, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (pp. 3-8) Oxford, U.K.: Berg.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Globalization and dress. In Joanne B. Eicher and Phyllis G. Tortora (Ed.), Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion (pp. 252-263) Oxford, U.K.: Berg. doi:10.2752/BEWDF/EDch10035

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Preface to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. In Margaret Maynard (Ed.), Berg encyclopaedia of world dress and fashion, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands (pp. xvii-xviii) Oxford, U.K.: Berg.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2009). The mystery of the fashion photograph. In Peter McNeil, Vicki Karaminas and Catherine Cole (Ed.), Fashion in fiction: Text and clothing in literature, film, and television (pp. 55-66) Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2008). Doris Zinkeisen: New Idea portrait with leaf background. In Natasha Bullock (Ed.), Harold Cazneaux: Artist in photography (pp. 30-31) Sydney, Australia: Art Gallery of New South Wales.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2008). The fashion photograph: An 'ecology'. In Eugenie Shinkle (Ed.), Fashion as photograph: Viewing and reviewing images of fashion (pp. 54-69) New York, U.S.A.: I. B. Tauris.

  • Maynard, M. (2005). Australian dress. In V. Steele (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion (pp. 101-104) New York: Thomson Gale.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2002). Blankets: the Visible Politics of Indigenous Clothing in Australia. In Parkins, Wendy (Ed.), Fashioning the Body Politic. Dress, Gender, Citizenship 1 ed. (pp. 189-204) Oxford: Berg.

  • Maynard, M. (2000). Indigenous dress. In Sylvia Kleiner and Margo Neale (Ed.), Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 1st ed. (pp. 384-390) Melbourne: Oxford UP.

  • Maynard, M. (2000). What to wear for Holy Communion. In John Macarthur (Ed.), Imaginary Materials: a Seminar with Michael Carter 1st ed. (pp. 23-27) Brisbane: IMA Publishing.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision

  • (2002) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor