Textiles and Technology

Photos by Dennis Mitchell, Second Glance Images


Caitrin is currently working on a project that focuses on a 150-year- old New England textile factory. The project examines questions of outsourcing, precarious labor, gender, and business competition. It will result in a book and academic articles.

The main focus of the project is research funded by the National Science Foundation, on “Textiles, Technology, and the Return of Manufacturing in the United States.” Colleagues Aaron Hoover and Deb Chachra are co-investigators, and Caitrin has done fieldwork in the textile mill with students in summers 2015, 2016, and 2017.


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NSF Grant

Lessons Learned in a Mill

Research with Olin students

Lessons From a Mill