Loïc Bourdeau is Lecturer in French Studies at National University of Ireland, Maynooth and formerly College of Liberal Arts Board of Regents Endowed Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2015-22). His work has centred on cultural production in France and Quebec, women’s and gender studies, queer studies, literary criticism, film and care studies. He has published four edited or co-edited volumes—including Horrible Mothers. Representations across Francophone North America (2019), ReFocus: The films of François Ozon (2021), and Revisiting HIV/AIDS in French Culture: Raw Matters (2022)—in addition to articles, chapters, and several edited special-themed journal issues. He is the founder and series editor of New Directions in Francophone Studies: Diversity, Decolonization, Queerness (EUP).
With Julie Rodgers, he is co-organizer of the ‘Motherhoods on Screen: Global Perspectives’ conference (Sep. 23-24, 2022). Currently, he is working on (Un)Cared For: Womanhood and Healthcare in Contemporary French Literature (monograph project under contract with Liverpool UP) and Streaming Frenchness: What Netflix Does to Identity, a joint monograph with Gemma King.