Julianne Pidduck is professor in the Communication Department at the Université de Montréal. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality (notably queer theory) in in the context of moving image studies. Her research focuses on the power of cinema as a cultural form, notably the articulation of difference in genre and narrative and cinematic theories of space and time. She has written extensively about Anglo-American and French costume film, and about lesbian, gay and queer representation in popular and experimental film and video.
She is author of Contemporary Costume Film: Space, Place and the Past (BFI, 2004) and a short monograph on Patrice Chéreau's film La Reine Margot (I.B. Tauris, 2005). Her current SSHRC-funded research project, "Queer Kinship: Audiovisual Relations" explores queer kinship through the lens of LGBT film, video and television productions.