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Senior Lecturer in History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, University of Exeter

I hold a BA from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, an MA with Distinction from the University of Greenwich, and a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London.

My interdisciplinary teaching and research navigates the intersections of modern and contemporary visual culture and performance with queer theory, philosophy, medical humanities and the posthumanities in an attempt to address questions of embodiment, ethics and community.

I've been awarded an AHRC Fellowship to work on a project entitled Masculinity and the Ethics of Porosity in "Post-AIDS" Gay Porn between 2019 and 2021. The project investigates contemporary performances and representations of masculinity in gay pornography as they intersect with and become shaped by sexual practices and forms of subjectivity that have emerged in tandem with the development of successful antiretroviral drugs for the prevention and prophylaxis of HIV. The project will lead to a monograph provisionally titled Bareback Porn, Porous Masculinities, Queer Futures: The Ethics of Becoming-Pig (forthcoming: Routledge), the creation of a Masculinities Research Unit at the University of Exeter, an academic conference, and the production of a feature documentary film in collaboration with director Rob Eagle and Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, London.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer in History of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, University of Exeter
  • 2014–2015
    Lecturer in Art History, City and Guilds of London Art School
  • 2014–2015
    Lecturer in Visual Culture, University of Portsmouth
  • 2013–2014
    Associate Lecturer, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
  • 2013–2014
    Lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2013–2014
    Visual Cultures Assistant Public Programmes and Events Coordinator, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2008–2013
    Visiting Lecturer, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • 2011–2013
    Visiting Tutor, Goldsmiths, University of London


  • 2014 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, PhD
  • 2012 
    Goldsmiths, University of London, PG Certificate Management of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • 2008 
    University of Greenwich, MA Media Arts Philosophy
  • 2006 
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Licenciatura Musicology


  • 2016
    Evoking the Strange Within: Performativity, Metaphor, and Translocal Knowledge in Derek Jarman's Blue, Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer
  • 2016
    Acting in the Face of STrangers: A Response to Jane Bennett's Political Ecology, A Feeling for Things: Conversations on and Around the Work of Jane Bennett
  • 2015
    Encountering Worlds: Performance in/as Philosophy in the Ecological Age, Performance Philosophy 1
  • 2015
    Enmeshed Bodies, Impossible Touch: The Object-Oriented World of Pina Bausch's Cafe Muller, Performance Research 20(2)
  • 2013
    Ecology Without Nature, Theatre Without Culture: Towards an Object-Oriented Ontology of Performance, O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies 1
  • 2013
    Dancing to the Rhythm of a Geiger Counter: Modern(ist) Narcissism and the Anthropocenic Shock, Identities: Journal of Politics, Gender, and Culture 10(1-2)
  • 2011
    Of Lights, Flesh, Glitter, and Soil: Notes Towards a Complex Ecology of Live Art, Space (Re)Solutions: Interventions and Research in Visual Culture
  • 2009
    Lee Adams and Ron Athey's Visions of Excess: Towards an Ecology of the Body in Catastrophe, Dance Theatre Journal 23

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Rock/Body: Performative Interfaces Between the Geologic and the Body
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy
  • Performance Studies International
  • European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce