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Leave Notice: on sabbatical until Sept. 1, 2023
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 critical theory and textile/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 - University of Ottawa/Universit√© d'Ottawa.
  • Graduate Certificate in Studio (Textiles) - Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD) University.
  • Master of Education - University of Ottawa/Universit√© d'Ottawa.
  • Master of Library & Information Science - University of Western Ontario.

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 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.
  • Dust Off: Fashion(ing) Qualitative Research. Qualitative Research Methodologies Seminar. Carleton University. Ottawa, Canada. June 23, 2016.
  • Our Shelves Stealthily Dressed: Building a Fashion Collection, on the Quiet. Fashion Now & Then: 4th Annual Conference. LIM College. New York, USA. October 23 - 25, 2014.
  • [ad]Dressing Trickster: Troubling Fashion Culture in a Canadian Capital. Fashioning the City: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems Conference. Royal College of Art. London, UK. September 19-21, 2012.
  • The Twink in the Tight Shirt: Queer(ing) Semiotics of 'Fit' in Men's Ready to Wear. 1st Global Conference on Fashion: Exploring Critical Issues. Mansfield College, Oxford University. Oxford, UK. September 25-26, 2009.