Name: Adrienne Hood
Title/Position: Associate Professor, Acting Associate Dean, Undergraduate, Faculty of Arts and Science
Office Phone : (416) 978-3390
Office Location: Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2076, 100 St. George Street
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: N/A
PhD. History, University of California, San Diego (1988)
M.A. History, University of California, San Diego (1982)
B.A. Honours English and History, Glendon College, York University, Toronto (1979)
Professor Hood's main research interests are production and consumption in early America and early modern Atlantic world, particularly related textiles, clothing and fashion. Her work has an interdisciplinary focus and focus and includes material culture and theory and methodology, and museology. Professor Hood's book, The Weaver's Craft: Cloth, Commerce, and Industry in  Early Pennsylvania, was published in 2003 by the University of Pennsylvania Press. She has published articles in the William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of Social History, and the Journal of American History, and her work has appeared in several edited volumes and anthologies. She is presently working on a new project called "Fashion and Memory" that explores the links between museum collections and historical realities, particularly as they relate to clothing and household fabric furnishings in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Selected Publications:

The Weaver’s Craft: Cloth, Commerce, and Industry in Early Pennsylvania, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003)

Fashioning Fabric: The Arts of Spinning and Weaving in Early Canada, (James Lorimer & Company, Publishers, 2007)


“Material Culture: The Object,” in History Beyond the Text: A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources, Sarah Barber and Corrina Peniston-Bird, eds., London and New York: Routledge, 2009, PP. 175-197

“Cloth and Color: The Fabrics in Chester County Quilts,” Layers: Unfolding the Story of Chester County Quilts, Ellen E. Endslow, ed., West Chester, PA: Chester County Historical Society, 2009, pp. 78-103.

“Flax Seed, Fibre, and Cloth: Pennsylvania’s Domestic Linen Manufacture and Its Irish Connections, 1700-1830.” The European Linen Industry in Historical Perspective, editors Brenda Collins, and Philip Ollerenshaw, 139-58 Pasold Studies in Textile History, 13. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

“The Practice of [American] History: A Canadian Curator’s Perspective,” Journal of American History, special issue “The Practice of American” History” v.81 #3 (December, 1994):1011-1019