John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor of European art and design history at the University of Guelph, Canada. Author of Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding, 1880-1914 (Ashgate 2008), editor of The Places and Spaces of Fashion (Routledge 2009), and co-editor of both Material Cultures, 1740-1920 (Ashgate 2009) and Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity (Ashgate 2010). He is also the author of the forthcoming books: Giorgio Armani: Empire of the Senses (Ashgate), and Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics and the Modern Interior. He was awarded a three-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant for his new research Gai Paris and the Queer Networks of Power, 1919-1939, which will explore the intersections between men’s fashion, painting, theatre and interior design in the French capital.