AGU Julie


PhD student

Coordinator of the Canada Hub for the Institut des Amériques (2023-2026)

International Relations VP for the SAGEF (Society for the Study of Women, Sex and Gender in English Studies, affiliated to the SAES)

Member of the research group Women & the F-Word (‘Young Researchers’ Horizon project)


Research areas

  • 20th and 21st century queer literature in Canada and the United States
  • Lesbian and queer literary studies
  • Gender and transfeminist studies
  • Metaphors
  • Self-narratives, life-writing and autobiography

Research period

20th and 21st century


  • 2023-2026: PhD, English Studies, Aix-Marseille University
  • 2020-2021: M.A., Cultural Studies (English-Speaking World), Aix-Marseille University
  • 2014-2016: M.A., European Studies, Aix-Marseille University
  • 2010-2013: Joint B.A., English Studies & Anthropology, Aix-Marseille University


Life Writing and Lesbian Metaphors in Late Twentieth and Early Twenty-first Century Queer Canadian and American Writing” under the joint supervision of Nicolas P. Boileau (Aix-Marseille University, LERMA) and Lianne Moyes (University of Montreal, CRILCQ)

  • “Exploring Lesbian Narratives, Bodies and Metaphors in late Twentieth and early Twenty- first century Canadian and American Writing”, ÉREQQ Colloquium, Sherbrooke University, Longueuil, Canada, 27 October 2023
  • “Sharing a Collective, Queer Memory with Dorothy Allison”, 62th SAES Annual Congress, Rennes, France, 1 June 2023
  • I don’t believe in being safe or right: Dorothy Allison, a queer working-class escapee storyteller”, D2 Seminar, New Frontiers in Life Writing, Aix-en-Provence, France, 5 July 2022