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João Florêncio

João Florêncio is Senior Lecturer in History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter. A queer cultural theorist of the body, his interdisciplinary research focuses on visual cultures of sexuality, health and illness in relation to wider Western biopolitical, philosophical and technoscientific histories. João’s work has been published in journals like Performance Research, Performance Philosophy, Sexualities, Somatechnics, Porn Studies, and Radical History Review. Between 2019 and 2021, he was the recipient of an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Leadership Fellows grant to explore contemporary gay “pig” masculinities in pornographic media and sex cultures. He is the author of Bareback Porn, Porous Masculinities, Queer Futures: The Ethics of Becoming-Pig (Routledge, 2020).

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