Madison Moore is a cultural critic, DJ and Assistant Professor of Queer Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Trained in performance studies, their research, teaching and critical creative practice converges at the intersections of black queer aesthetics, fashion, queer nightlife, popular music, contemporary art theory and visual culture. Raised in Ferguson, Missouri, he holds a ph.d. in American studies from Yale University and has been profiled by The Face (UK), The New York Times and The New York Observer. In June 2019, Madison was in conversation with Billy Porter, star of the FX series Pose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the Costume Institute’s blockbuster exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion. Madison is the author of Fabulous: the Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric, published by Yale University Press in April 2018. Here, fabulousness is positioned as a vibrant aesthetic practice and the book takes the reader on a journey through vogue balls, instagram, nightclubs and street fashion, weaving together autobiography and cultural analysis. When it’s all said and done, Fabulous is a work of pop queer theory about how marginalized people turn pain and struggle into opulence.

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