Isabelle Held is a history of design doctoral researcher at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Royal College of Art, London. Fully funded by a U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) scholarship, her dissertation is titled “The Bombshell Assembly Line: Military-Industrial Materials and the Shaping of Women’s Bodies in the USA, 1939–1976.” Selected for the UK AHRC International Placement Scheme, Isabelle spent six months working on a fellowship with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She has also been awarded the Henry Belin du Pont Fellowship at the Hagley Museum. Isabelle lectures in cultural and historical studies at University of the Arts, London, and University of the Creative Arts. Her writing is featured in publications including Baron, The Towner, Under the Influence, and Baroness.