I am a PhD candidate and teaching associate at the University of Edinburgh, where I research queer theory and the visual culture of fashion. I lecture and publish on the politics of LGBTQ representation in fashion media, transnational fashion cultures, and fashion design activism in conflict zones. Currently, I am working on two research projects: the political meaning of crossdressing in the work of Italian philosopher and performer Mario Mieli and critical fashion practices in Israel/Palestine. I have delivered lectures across Europe, the United States and Australia, and my research has appeared or is forthcoming in Third Text, Criticism, Aisthesis, Fashion Theory, and The International Journal of Fashion Studies. I also disseminate my work through non-academic channels, contributing to international magazines and art catalogues.