Dr. Heather A. D. Mbaye is currently Professor in the Department of Civic Engagement and Public Service at the University of West Georgia in the USA. She is Editor of Studies in the Social Sciences, a journal dedicated to open access publishing of socially significant academic work.
Her textile interests lie in European costume and pattern geometry from 1000-1650AD. In particular, she is interested in recreating clothing using period techniques and shapes and in the social implications and meanings of clothing. She is also reenactor, and is Dame Sibella in the Society for Creative Anachronism.