researcher – writer – lecturer


Queer and feminist fashion histories


Eccentric Feelings:

Little Girls' Pleasures

on the Feminist Fashion Set

Australian Feminist Studies


"Queer, Black, Fabulous:
What's Wrong with Fashion's
New Intersectional Imaginaries?"
Università Roma Tre, Gender Studies and Politics 
25 September 2020
"Sewing Queer Futures:
Critical Fashion Gestures
in a Site of Conflict"
University of Technology Sydney, Design
4 March 2020
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Staging Queer Feelings:

Affect and Sexuality in

Fashion Print Cultures (1980-2010)


Introduction to Queer Studies

2019-2020 / 2018-2019

Design & Screen Cultures

2020-2021 / 2018-2019



Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Transnational Periodical Studies Research Cluster, Invited Talk (online)

April 28, 2021

"The Fashion Magazine as a Desirous Queer Archive"

Columbia College & The Art Institute of Chicago, Fashion at the Periphery Conference (online)

October 9, 2020

"Decentering Queer Futures: Critical Design Practices in the Middle East"


Università Roma Tre, MA Gender Studies, Invited Talk

September 25, 2020

“Queer, Black, Fabulous: What’s Wrong with Fashion’s New Intersectional Imaginaries?”


University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Invited Talk

March 4, 2020

"Sewing New Futures: Critical Fashion Practices in Israel/Palestine" 


University of Melbourne, Critical Fashion Studies Conference

February 26, 2020

"Critical Fashion Gestures in the Conflict Zone"



Iuav Università di Venezia, MA Fashion and Visual Culture, Invited Talk

December 10, 2019

"Queer Asynchrony in the Fashion Imagination"

Oxford Brookes University, MA Film and Media Studies, Invited Talk

November 13, 2019

"Queer Feelings in Fashion Photography"


University of Cambridge, The Queer Art of Feeling Conference

May 1, 2019

"Contemporary Intimacies" (Panel Chair)


University of Brighton, Association for Art History Annual Conference

April 6, 2019

"Affective Fashions" (Session Organizer and Chair with Dr. Alessandro Bucci)


University of Edinburgh, Cruising the Seventies: Imagining Queer Europe Then and Now Conference

March 14, 2019

"'On Sequins and Shit': The Sense of Radical Dress in Mario Mieli's Transsexual Utopia"


The Courtauld Institute of Art, Conversations in Queer Visual Culture Symposium

March 1, 2019

"The Affective Politics of the Fashion Image"


NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Affect Theory Symposium

November 19,  2018

"The Fashion Image: A Philosophical Perspective"


Zagreb University, Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures Conference

July 18, 2018

"Fashioning Neutrality: Disaffection in 'Paradise Lost'"


Coventry University, Fashion Research Network

September 8, 2017

"Towards a Neo-Phenomenology of Fashion: Affect, Atmospheres and Embodiment"


Università di Torino, Body Politics: Representing Masculinity in Media and Performing Arts Conference

June 7, 2017

"Fashioning the Hypermasculine Body in the Age of AIDS"


Università dell'Aquila, What's New in Queer Studies? Conference

April 1, 2017

"Anti-Fashion & Queer Sex" 

Roberto Filippello

IUAV Università di Venezia