Dr Margaret Maynard

Honorary Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences


Associate Professor Margaret Maynard’s research is interests include Australian dress, identity and fashion; fashion photography and gender studies.

Her current research includes dress studies, history of fashion, and Australian fashion photography.

She is the author of:

  • Fashioned from Penury: Dress as Cultural Practice in Colonial Australia, CU Press (Cambridge University) 1994.
  • Out of Line: Australian Women and Style, Uni. of New South Wales Press, 2001.
  • Dress and Globalisation, Manchester Uni. Press, 2004.

Dr Maynard is a dress historian and an Honorary Consultant of the Queensland Museum.


  • PhD, Griffith University
  • Master of Arts, University of London
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rhodes University


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  • (2002) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Maynard, Margaret (2016). Status: 1805-1900. 200 years of Australian fashion. (pp. 10-25) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2015). Queensland Fashion. Remotely fashionable: a story of subtropical style. (pp. 21-35) edited by Nadia Buick and Madeleine King. Brisbane, Qld, Australia: Fashion Archives.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2013). Fast fashion and sustainability. The Handbook of Fashion Studies. (pp. 542-556) edited by Sandy Black, Amy de la Haye, Joanne Entwistle, Agnès Rocamora, Regina Root and Helen Thomas. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2012). Clothing: art clothes or wearable art?. Fashion and art. (pp. 145-154) edited by Adam Geczy and Vicki Karaminas. Oxford, United Kingdom: Berg Publishers.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2012). Fashion modelling in Australia. Fashioning models: image, text and industry. (pp. 80-96) edited by Joanne Entwistle and Elizabeth Wissinger. New York, United States: Berg Publishers.

  • Maynard, Margaret and Macaskill, Philippa (2010). Akubra. Symbols of Australia Uncovering the Stories behind the Myths. (pp. 193-200) edited by Melissa Harper and Richard White. Sydney, NSW, Australia: UNSW Press and National Museum of Australia.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Distance and respectability in Colonial Australia. The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives. (pp. 399-401) edited by Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Economies and cultures of dress. Berg Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. (pp. 9-13) edited by Margaret Maynard. Oxford, U.K.: Berg.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Geographical and geopolitical introduction. Berg Encyclopedia of world dress and fashion/ vol. 7, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. (pp. 3-8) edited by Margaret Maynard. Oxford, U.K.: Berg.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Globalization and dress. Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion. (pp. 252-263) edited by Joanne B. Eicher and Phyllis G. Tortora. Oxford, U.K.: Berg. doi: 10.2752/BEWDF/EDch10035

  • Maynard, Margaret (2010). Preface to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. Berg encyclopaedia of world dress and fashion, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. (pp. xvii-xviii) edited by Margaret Maynard. Oxford, U.K.: Berg.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2009). The mystery of the fashion photograph. Fashion in fiction: Text and clothing in literature, film, and television. (pp. 55-66) edited by Peter McNeil, Vicki Karaminas and Catherine Cole. Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2008). Doris Zinkeisen: New Idea portrait with leaf background. Harold Cazneaux: Artist in photography. (pp. 30-31) edited by Natasha Bullock. Sydney, Australia: Art Gallery of New South Wales.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2008). The fashion photograph: An 'ecology'. Fashion as photograph: Viewing and reviewing images of fashion. (pp. 54-69) edited by Eugenie Shinkle. New York, U.S.A.: I. B. Tauris.

  • Maynard, M. (2005). Australian dress. Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. (pp. 101-104) edited by V. Steele. New York: Thomson Gale.

  • Maynard, Margaret (2002). Blankets: the visible politics of Indigenous clothing in Australia. Fashioning the body politic: dress, gender, citizenship. (pp. 189-204) edited by Wendy Parkins. Oxford, United Kingdom: Berg.

  • Maynard, M. (2000). Indigenous dress. Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture. (pp. 384-390) edited by Sylvia Kleiner and Margo Neale. Melbourne: Oxford UP.

  • Maynard, M. (2000). What to wear for Holy Communion. Imaginary Materials: a Seminar with Michael Carter. (pp. 23-27) edited by John Macarthur. Brisbane: IMA Publishing.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Completed Supervision

  • (2002) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor