Originally from Montréal, Canada, Mercédès Baillargeon earned her doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2014. In 2011, she co-edited Remous, ressacs et dérivations autour de la troisième vague féministe, a collection of essays on third wave feminism in Québec. She has also published in the journals Québec Studies and Women in French Studies. Her current research explores the question of (post)nationalism in “Québécois” cinema of the new millennium. Her research mainly focuses on the aesthetics, ethics and politics of 20th and 21st century first-person narrative, the intersection between public/private spaces and discourses, and the (de)construction of personal and/or collective identities.