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 GLQ, Multitudes, 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 is currently at work on two book projects: Queer Courage, and Dolan X. Or Xavier Dolan Unlimited.
My work centers on the ways that desire, sexuality, and perversion are bound up with the legal and political imaginary of the (postcolonial) nation. While my research and academic training is mostly in humanities, my current research is mostly defined by queer public discourses and legal cultures. I have been part of numerous collaborative projects that incorporate law and legal rights over the past fifteen years.
Ph.D, Université de Montréal
Additional Campus Affiliations
Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory
Nadeau, C. (2020). Les trouées. Hamac.
Nadeau, C. (2016). Courage, postimmunity politics, and the regulation of the queer subject. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 23(2), 505-529. https://doi.org/10.2979/indjglolegstu.23.2.0505
Nadeau, C. (2015). Civility, Fraternité, and the Frames of Democracy. Occasion, 9. https://arcade.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/article_pdfs/Occasion_v09_nadeau_final.pdf
Manalansan, M. F. (Guest ed.), Nadeau, C. (Guest ed.), Rodriguez, R. T. (Guest ed.), & Somerville, S. B. (Guest ed.) (2014). Queering the Middle. GLQ, 20(1-2). https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/29396
Manalansan IV, M. F., Nadeau, C., Rodríguez, R. T., & Somerville, S. B. (2014). Queering the Middle: Race, Region, and a Queer Midwest. GLQ, 20(1-2), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1215/10642684-2370270