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Position: Engineering & Design Librarian
Department: Research Support Services
Research Specialist
  • Civil Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Engineering

Kristof Avramsson is Carleton University's Engineering & Design Librarian. He was previously a Medical Librarian in Epidemiology & Infectious Diseases at the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control, and began his career at the British Columbia Ministry of Environment.

Kristof's research interests include critial theory and material culture narratives, with a focus on consumptive practices. His doctoral thesis on gender narrative and textiles won the Governor General's Gold Medal - Law, Social Sciences, Arts, and Education category.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - University of Ottawa/Universit√© d'Ottawa
  • Graduate Certificate in Studio (PBac) - Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD) University
  • Master of Education (MEd) - University of Ottawa/Universit√© d'Ottawa
  • Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) - University of Western Ontario

Recent/Selected Conference Presentations:

  • Worn(Out): Textiles and the Aesthetics of Decay. The Aesthetics of Decay: Creative Modes of Destruction Conference. London, UK. (Online due to Covid) February 13-14, 2021.
  • Dedicated to Smart Consumption? Questioning Sustainable Fashion Culture. Fashion, Body, and Culture Conference. St. Anne's College, Oxford University. Oxford, UK. February 15-16, 2020.
  • Closet Culture: Fashion(ing) Identities of Enough. Fashion Now & Then: 9th Annual Conference. LIM College, New York, USA. November 1-2, 2019.
  • Closet Frugality: Reflexive Privation as Fashion(able) Identity. 6th Global Conference on Fashion. Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion. London, UK. October 31 - November 1, 2018.