Roberto Filippello is a doctoral researcher and teaching assistant at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. His academic interests include aesthetics, queer theory, and affect studies. His research project investigates the staging of queer gestures and feelings in independent fashion photography at the turn of the twenty-first century. Prior to embarking on his PhD, he obtained an M.A. from The New School (New York) and a B.A. from Università Roma Tre (Rome).
Roberto is the convenor (with Dr Lucy Weir) of SEXES, a research cluster involving early-career researchers and senior faculty in the fields of gender and sexualities, and he organizes a monthly queer theory discussion group for PhD students across the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.