IMG_1138madison moore (Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University, 2012) is a research associate in ‘Modern Moves’ in the Department of English at King’s College London. Trained in performance studies and popular culture, madison is a DJ, writer and pop culture scholar with expertise in nightlife culture, fashion, queer studies, contemporary art, alternative subcultures and urban aesthetics. He is a staff writer at Thought Catalog, Splice Today, and his writing has appeared on The Creators Project, Interview magazine, Art in America, the Journal of Popular Music Studies and THEATER magazine. With Francisco Raul Cornejo, he is also guest editing a special issue of the Journal of Popular Music Studies on Nightlife and Club Cultures.

A 2006 Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral scholar, madison has been profiled by Color Lines, Black Book magazine, “Page Six” of the New York Post, and he also appeared in a front-page profile in The New York Observer. madison has also appeared on HuffPost Live, a Vice documentary on nightlife culture and recently gave a TED talk on “Communicating Brooklyn Style.”

madison is the author of the Thought Catalog original e-book HOW TO BE BEYONCE, available on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Kobo and Audible. He is currently working on two book projects, THE THEORY OF THE FABULOUS CLASS, which will be published by Yale University Press, and a new project called A CULTURAL HISTORY OF SATURDAY NIGHT.

He can be reached at [email protected]