Erin is currently a Visiting Professor of Costume Design at Purdue University. She also is a free-lance costume designer, crafts artisan, and painter-dyer. Her work centers around her most passionate subjects: costume technology, costume history, and environmental sustainability. She is most interested where these subjects intersect in theatrical artistry and technical application. Her work aims to expand our theoretical understanding of costume technology through a decidedly interdisciplinary research approach and offer applied tools to help inform a new generation of designers and artisans. She is currently researching untraditional uses of materials and repurposed materials; her research also focuses on keeping costume technology as “healthy” as possible by exploring technology that is mostly water-based or low toxicity. Currently, Erin is writing a book about painting and dyeing for theatre and film to be published in 2020.