I am an academic based 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, queer visual cultures, and creative activism in zones of conflict. Currently, I am working on two research projects: the political function of crossdressing in the work of Italian philosopher and performer Mario Mieli, and critical design practices in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I have delivered lectures across Europe, the United States and Australia, and my research has appeared or is forthcoming in Criticism, Third Text, Aisthesis, Australian Feminist Studies, Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, 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.