I am a PhD candidate and teaching associate at the University of Edinburgh, where I research queer theory and visual culture. I lecture and publish on the politics of queer representation in fashion media, transnational fashion cultures, theories of style and embodiment, and creative activism. Currently, I am working on the political meaning of crossdressing in the work of Italian queer philosopher, activist, and performer Mario Mieli. I have given talks and delivered papers across Europe, the United States and Australia, and my research has appeared or is forthcoming in refereed journals including Criticism, Aisthesis, Fashion Theory, and The International Journal of Fashion Studies. I also disseminate my research through non-academic channels by writing for publications such as Vogue Italia, FOAM Magazine and Fashion Projects.