I am a PhD candidate and teaching associate at the University of Edinburgh, where I research the visual cultures of fashion and queer theory. I lecture and publish on the politics of LGBTQ+ representation in fashion media, transnational fashion cultures, and creative 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 fashion design activism in Israel/Palestine. I have given talks and delivered papers 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 research through non-academic channels by writing for publications such as Vogue Italia and FOAM Magazine.