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Think Tanks: "The Where Am I Wearing Project": Integrative Learning Community: Welcome

This research guide is for the students and faculty participating in the integrative T-shirt project based on the book, Where Am I Wearing? by Kelsey Timmerman.

Research Pieces to Process

Research Pieces to Process


This research guide provides tutorials, resource lists, tips and links for students doing research in the field of sociology, and the interdiciplinary topic of the clothing we wear. 

  • Seek a variety of sources to be sure your information is accurate
  • Choose information carefully for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose
  • Ask a librarian if you need help
  • Help other students by adding comments to this guide

Photo by Hiromi with Creative Commons License via Flikr



The Project

Students from different classes are working in small interdisciplinary groups on a social change project. Each group has identified a human need within the framework of one of these aspects of life: religious, educational, environmental, political, or economical. Learn more about the project from the PowerPoint below.

WAIW in the classroom (from the official Kelsey Timmerman Website)

Famous Quotes

We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
--Martin Luther King Jr.

"The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it."
— Diana Vreeland
"We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
--Barack Obama

"The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world."
— Alicia Keys

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."
--Mark Twain

"I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes."
--Henry David Thoreau