Ellen Sampson

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

Ellen Sampson is an artist and material culture researcher whose work explores the relationships between clothing and bodily experience, both in museums and archives and in everyday life. Using film, photography, and writing, she examines the ways that garmnets become records of lived experience: how people and the things they wear become entwined. Sampson has a PhD from the Royal College of Art, London and was 2018/19 Polaire Weissman fellow at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and 2019/20 Professorial Fellow at University for the Creative Arts.

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Royal College of Art

    Worn: Footwear, Attachment and Affective Experience

    2012 - 2016
  • MA, Fashion, University of the Arts

  • BSc (Hons), anthropology, University College London