ABOUT ME

I have recently submitted my doctoral dissertation, Staging Queer Feelings: The Affective Economy of Fashion Photography at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century, at the University of Edinburgh. At Edinburgh College of Art, in the Design department, I teach and supervise dissertations in visual culture, fashion, and design. I am the convener of SEXES, an international research cluster involving gender and sexuality studies scholars, and the founder and organizer of a monthly queer theory forum across the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to embarking on my PhD I worked as a fashion editor in New York, first in the fashion department at Vogue and then as a freelancer. My editorial work has appeared in Vogue ItaliaL'Officiel, Paris Match, and Style Corriere della Sera

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Fashion: history, theory, and media

2017 - 2020 Ph.D

University of Edinburgh

Design

Queer theories and epistemologies

Affect and emotion studies

Continental philosophy

2011 - 2013 M.A.

Parsons School of Design

Fashion Studies 

2007 - 2010 B.A.

Università di Roma Tre

Letters and Philosophy

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