Jaclyn Marcus is excited to hold the role of editorial assistant for Fashion Studies, co-edited by Dr. Ben Barry and Dr. Alison Matthews David. An MA candidate in Fashion at Ryerson University (2016-2018), Jaclyn has developed her concentration on the intersections between fashion and literature since starting her BA (Honors) in English Literature and Language at Queen’s University. Under the supervision of Dr. Irene Gammel, Jaclyn is currently conducting her Major Research Project on the impact fashion has on the friendships and social identities of young female characters through a comparative study of 20th century adolescent literatures. Jaclyn is also honored to have joined Ryerson University’s Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre in 2016. Jaclyn is passionate about fashion’s ability to positively impact both individuals and society as a whole.