Julia Skelly teaches in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. Her publications include Wasted Looks: Addiction and British Visual Culture, 1751–1919 (2014), Radical Decadence: Excess in Contemporary Feminist Textiles and Craft (2017), and the edited collection The Uses of Excess in Visual and Material Culture, 1600–2010 (2014). Skelly’s next book, Skin Crafts: Affect, Violence and Materiality in Global Contemporary Art, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic.