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School of English and Drama

Sofia Vranou


Glamorous Freakishness: Leigh Bowery, Performative Costuming and Visual Culture



Sofia Vranou is a PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London. She has a background in art history and visual cultures, and a strong interest in live art, queer aesthetics, performative costuming, subcultural histories and marginal identities. Her current research explores the live art of Leigh Bowery in relation to the ways it has influenced the broader spectrum of visual culture and the expanded field of performance studies. She is a senior editor in CUNTemporary, a non-profit organisation based in London that works with individuals and groups exploring feminist and queer art practices and theories.



Prof. Dominic Johnson