I am a specialist in queer theory and the visual cultures of fashion, with interests in affect studies and aesthetics. I recently defended my PhD dissertation, Staging Queer Feelings: The Affective Economy of Fashion Photography at the Turn of the Twenty-first century, passing the viva examination with no corrections on 28/08/2020.
In addition to teaching on a large introductory Queer Studies course, I supervise undergraduate theses in visual culture, fashion, and design. I am the convener, with Dr. Lucy Weir, of SEXES, a research cluster involving early-career researchers and senior faculty in the fields of gender and sexualities, and I organize a monthly queer theory discussion group across the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
I can be reached at: Roberto.Filippello@ed.ac.uk.
Introduction to Queer Studies
Design and Screen Cultures
(In press), “On Sequins and Shit: The Epistemology of Radical Dress in Mario Mieli's Transsexual Utopia,” Third Text, 35
(In press) “Eccentric Feelings: Little Girls' Pleasures on the Feminist Fashion Set,” Australian Feminist Studies, 36
(In press), “Tarrying with the Elephant: Queer Villainy in ‘John Robinson’,” Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture, 7
(2019) "On Queer Neutrality: Disaffection in the Photo Story 'Paradise Lost'", Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, 61: 3, pp. 335-358.
(2018) "Aesthetics and Politics of the Fashion Image: A Queer Perspective", Aisthesis, 11: 2, pp. 75-85.
(2018) "Thinking Fashion Photographs through Queer Affect Theory", International Journal of Fashion Studies, 5: 1, pp. 129-145.
(2018) "Less Than Zero. Minimal Affect in Hedi Slimane's Auteurial Style", dobras: Journal of the Brazilian Fashion Studies Association, 24: 11, pp. 81-100.
(2017) "What's so Fashionable About HIV?," The Fashion Studies Journal, 2: pp. 1-10.
(2019) 'Work! A Queer History of Modeling' by Elspeth H. Brown (Duke University Press), Fashion Theory, 24: 5, pp. 799-804.
(2017) 'Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715-2015' by Peter McNeil (LACMA & Prestel Verlag), Critical Studies in Men's Fashion, 4: 208-212.