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João Florêncio-Antiretroviral Time

São Domingos, 3rd floor 7 Janeiro

João Florêncio is a Senior Lecturer in History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter. His interdisciplinary research navigates the intersections of visual culture with queer theory, performance studies, and the posthumanities in an attempt to think the production and mediations of embodied subjectivities in contemporary culture, their material and affective dimensions, ethics, and modes of belonging. In 2019–21, as a Leadership Fellow of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, João is investigating the ways in which the introduction of antiretroviral therapies for the management and prophylaxis of HIV have facilitated the development of new kinds of gay male sexual behaviour and masculinities, which are in turn being mediated by 21st-century gay porn. His monograph Porous Masculinities (working title) will be published by Routledge in 2020.