Professor Chantal Nadeau

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Chantal Nadeau is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Criticism and Interpretative Theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarship centers on ways that sexuality is bound up with the legal and political imaginary of the postcolonial nation. Author of Fur Nation: From The Beaver to Brigitte Bardot(Routledge 2001), her research on cinema, popular culture, and legal queer cultures has also appeared in journals such as GLQMultitudes, Screen, The Canadian Journal of Communication Studies,andIndiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. She co-edited a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies: “Queering the Middle: Sexual Diasporas, Race, and a Queer Midwest” (2014). She currently at work on two book projects: Queer Courage,  and Dolan XOr Xavier Dolan Unlimited


  • Ph.D, Université de Montréal

Selected Publications

Special Issues of a Journal

Manalansan, M, N Nadeau, R Rodriguez, and S Somerville Introduction: Queering the Middle: Race, Region, and a Queer Middle. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 20 1-2 2014.
Unruly Democracy and the Privileges of Public Intimacy: Same-Sex Spousal Hiring in Academia Lesbian Academic Couples. Spec. issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies 9 5 2005, p. 89–105.

Journal Articles

Nadeau, Chantal C.R.A.Z.Y. Nous/nu Nouvelles “vues” sur le cinéma québécois 9 Fall 2008, p. 1-15.
L'urgence-désir comme engagement. CJC: Canadian Journal of Communication 31 2006, p. 919–928.


Nadeau, Chantal Fur Nation: From the Beaver to Brigitte Bardot 2001.