USC Roski School Welcomes madison moore to its Faculty

Roski welcomes madison moore to the MA program

madison moore is an artist-scholar, DJ and now an assistant professor of Critical Studies at USC Roski School. madison holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale University, and has previously held positions at Virginia Commonwealth University, The New School, the University of Richmond and King’s College London. They are broadly invested in the aesthetic, sonic and spatial strategies queer and trans people of color use to both survive and thrive in the face of rolling catastrophe. His first book Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018), offers a cultural analysis of fabulousness as a practice of resistance. madison has performed and lectured internationally at a range of nightclubs, parties and art institutions, including the Perth Festival, BASEMENT NY, the Ice Palace in Cherry Grove, Fire Island, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Performance Space Sydney, Tate Britain, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and recently held a six week nightlife residency at The Kitchen in New York. madison is currently writing a book about rave scenes and queer of color undergrounds that is under contract at Yale University Press. 


For a more complete list of madison's writings, performances and other activities, click here.

Photo: courtesy of madison moore