Concordia University

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Dr. Julie A. Podmore, PhD

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment

Office: S-H 1255-14 
Henry F. Hall Building,
1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2059
Email: julie.podmore@concordia.ca
Website(s): Geosciences, John Abbott College
Chaire de recherche sur l'homophobie, UQAM

Dr. Podmore joined the department as a part-time faculty member in 2000 and became an Affiliate Assistant Professor in 2010. She developed a passion for urban geography as an undergraduate at the University of British Columbia (1988) where she majored in Geography and Art History with a minor in Urban Studies. Julie did her graduate work in Geography at McGill University (MA, 1994 and Ph.D., 2000) and spent one year as a post-doctoral researcher in Urban Studies at UQAM (2000). From 2011-2015, she was a co-researcher with Diversité sexuelle, vulnérabilité et résilience, an interdisciplinary research team focusing on sexual minority youth and LGBTQ generations. Julie is a socio-cultural urban geographer with an interest in feminist, queer and historical materialist theory. While she made an early contribution to the gentrification literature, her sustained focus has been on the intersections between gender and sexuality in urban space, a perspective reflected in her publications on Montréal’s lesbian spaces. At Concordia, she has taught a wide array of human geography and urban studies courses, but regularly teaches Urban Geography and Vanishing Borders. In addition to lecturing and supervising students at Concordia, Julie is a tenured professor at John Abbott College, a research associate of the Chaire de recherche sur l’homophobie at UQAM, and a board member of the Archives gaies du Québec.

Affliations

Chaire de la recherche sur l'homophobie, UQAM
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University
Sexuality & Space, Association of American Geographers
Sexuality Studies Association


Research activities

Research Interests

Comparative Queer Urbanism
Lesbian Historical Geographies
LGBTQ Activism and Urban Public Space
Queer Generations in the Inner City
LGBTQ Youth Geographies
Queering Municipal Governance

Research Grants

  1. Queering Canadian suburbs: LGBTQ2S place-making outside of central cities. Insight Grant, SSHRC, (Co-applicant)(PI: Alison Bain, York University) 2016-2020.
  2. Queering Mile End: sexuality, generation, language and neighbourhood change in Montreal. Special Project Grant, Concordia Part-Time Faculty Association (CUPFA), 2012-2013.
  3. Les jeunes des minorités sexuelles: vulnérabilités, résilence et practiques d'intervention. Soutien aux équipes de recherche, FQRSC (Co-applicant), (PI: Line Chamberland, UQAM) 2011-2015.
  4. Dégagement d'enseignement de chercheurs de collèges, FQRSC, 2011-2015.


Publications

Special Issues

  1. PODMORE, J. and Brown, M. (2015) Historical geographies of sexualities. Historical Geography 43.

Journal Articles

  1. Browne, K., Olasik, M. and PODMORE, J. (2016) Reclaiming lesbian feminisms: Beginning discussions on communities, geographies and politics. Women's Studies International Forum 56, 113-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2016.01.007
  2. PODMORE, J. and Brown, M. (2015) Historical geographies of sexualities? Historical Geography 43, 5-16.
  3. PODMORE, J. (2015) Queering discourses of urban decline: Representing Montreal’s post-WWII ‘Lower Main’. Historical Geography 43, 54-80. 
  4. Tremblay, M. and PODMORE, J. (2015) Depuis toujours intersectionelles: relecture desmouvements lesbiens à Montréal, de 1970 aux années 2000. Recherches féministes 28(2), 101-120. 
  5. PODMORE, J. and Chamberland, L. (2015) Entering the urban frame: Early lesbian activism and public space in Montreal. Journal of Lesbian Studies 19(2), 192-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10894160.2015.970473
  6. de Montigny, J. and PODMORE, J. (2014) Space for queer and trans* youth? Reflections on community-based research in Montreal. Global Studies of Childhood 4(4), 297-307. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/gsch.2014.4.4.4.298
  7. PODMORE, J. (2013) Critical commentary: Sexualities landscapes beyond homonormativity. Geoforum 49, 263-267. http://dx.doi.org/10.1 016/j.geoforum.2013.03.014.
  8. PODMORE, J. (2013) Lesbians as village queers: The transformation of Montréal's lesbian nightlife in the 1990s. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 12(2), 220-249. Available at: http://www.acme-journal.org/vol12/Podmore2013.pdf.
  9. PODMORE, J. (2006) Gone 'underground'? Lesbian visibility and the consolidation of queer space in Montréal. Social and Cultural Geography 7(4): 595-625. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649360600825737.
  10. Ayoup, C. and PODMORE, J. (2003) Making Kings. Journal of Homosexuality 43 (3/4): 51-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J082v43n03_05.
  11. PODMORE, J. (2001) Lesbians in the crowd: gender, sexuality and visibility along Montréal's Boul. St-Laurent. Gender, Place and Culture 8 (4): 333-355. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09663690120111591
  12. PODMORE, J. (2000) Travels in everyday space: Lesbian desire along Montréal's frontier. Téoros: Revue de recherche en tourisme 19(2): 36-40.
  13. PODMORE, J. (1998) (Re) reading the 'loft living' habitus in Montréal's inner city. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 22(2): 283-302. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.00140.

Book Chapters

  1. PODMORE, J. A. (2016) Disaggregating sexual metronormativities: Looking back at lesbian urbanisms, in G. Brown and K. Browne (eds.) The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities. London and New York: Routledge, 20-28.
  2. PODMORE, J. (2015) Contested dyke rights to the city: Montreal's 2012 dyke marches in time and space, in K. Browne and E. Ferreira (eds.) Lesbian Geographies: Gender, Place and Power. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 71-90. 
  3. PODMORE, J. and Tremblay, M. (2015) Lesbians, second-wave feminism and gay liberation, in D. Paternotte and M. Tremblay (eds.) The Ashgate Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 121-134.
  4. PODMORE, J. (2015) From contestation to incorporation: LGBT activism and urban politics in Montreal, in M. Tremblay (ed.) Queer Mobilizations: Social Movement Activism and Canadian Public Policy. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 187-206.
  5. Ayoup, C. and PODMORE, J. (2002) Making Kings, in D. J. Troka, K. LeBesco and J. B. Noble (eds.) The Drag King Anthology. Binghampton, NY: The Haworth Press, 51-74.

Recent Book Reviews

  1. PODMORE, J. (2015) Review of K. Browne and L. Bakshi (2013) Ordinary in Brighton: LGBT, Activisms and the City, in Cultural Geographies 22(4), 756-757.
  2. PODMORE, J. (2013) Review of P. L. Doan (ed.) (2011) Queerying Planning: Challenging Heteronormative Assumptions and Reframing Planning Practice, in Emotion, Space and Society 7, 72-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2012.09.004

Textbooks

  1. Bryce, S., Buskard, J. and PODMORE, J. (2011) Introducing Geography. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.


Teaching Activities

Undergraduate Teaching

GEOG 220 - The Human Environment
GEOG 318 - Vanishing Borders
GEOG 330 - Urban Geography
GEOG/URBS498D - Cities of Difference

Student Supervisions

Doctoral Committees

  1. Parent, L. (2011-present) Everyday maps of ableism: mobile stories of disabled peoples' sense of belonging in Montreal and New York. Humanities, Centre for  Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University (Minor Field Advisor: Geography)
  2. Crawford, J.(2008-2011) "Go and sin some more": a performance geography of the San Francisco Sisters of Perpetual IndulgenceHumanities, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University (Minor Field Advisor: Geography)
Masters Co-Supervisions

  1. Lépine-Dubois, A. (2016-present) S'adapter ou produire l'espace urbain: la résilience des jeunes autochtones bispirituels. Géographie, Université de Montréal (Co-supervisor: Thora Herrmann).
  2. Moreno Pina, D. (2013-2016) Comparing cosmopolitan discourses across sexual landscapes: Montreal's Gay Village and Mile End District. Geography, Concordia University (Co-supervisor: Ted Rutland).
  3. Zullo, W. (2013-2015) Do you think I look like an 'F' anymore? Trans identities, biopolitcs and navigating state and medical spaces in Quebec, Canada. Geography, Concordia University (Co-supervisor: Kevin Gould).
  4. de Montigny, J. (2011-2013) Negotiating everyday spaces, making places: queer and trans* youth in Montreal. Geography, Concordia University (Co-supervisor: Kevin Gould).
Masters Committees

  1. Vachon, F. (2014-present) Au-delà du territoire: espaces et symboles de la diversité sexuelle, Géographie, Université Laval (Supervisor: Caroline Desbiens). 
Undergraduate Honours Supervisions

  1. Goyette, K. (2013-2014) White histories in changing neighbourhoods: identity and claims to space in Montreal's Parc ExtensionGeography, Concordia University.
  2. Ayad, L. (2012-2013) The 2012 Maple Spring: a story of activism, space and emotionsGeography, Concordia University.
  3. Chen, D. (2012-2013) "All the single ladies": constructing the identity politics and domestic spaces of women living alone in MacLean's Magazine from 1920-1940Geography, Concordia University.
  4. de Montigny, J. (2010-2011) What spaces exist for queer youth? On institutional discourses and regulatory imaginationsGeography, Concordia University.
  5. Heales, E. (2008-2009) Place, identity and music: practices of gender and sexuality in Jamaican DancehallGeography, Concordia University.


Participation activities

Conference Presentations

  1. Podmore, J. and de Montigny, J., Beyond Le Village Gai: queer generationality in Montréal’s Mile End. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), San Francisco, March 2016.
  2. Podmore, J., Le droit à la ville ‘gouine’: la géographie politique des marches dyke à Montréal en 2012. 7e Congrès international des recherches féministes dans la francophonie (CIRFF), UQAM, Montreal, August 25, 2015. 
  3. Podmore, J., The dyke right to the city: Montréal’s 2012 Radical Dyke March in time and space. Annual Conference of the Sexuality Studies Association (SSA), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, June 2, 2015.
  4. Podmore, J., Au-delà du Village Gai: ‘queering’ le quartier Mile-End de Montréal. 83e congrès de l'ACFAS, UQAR, Rimouski, May 26, 2015.
  5. Podmore, J., Le droit à la ville ‘gouine: la géographie politique des marches dyke à Montréal en 2012. 3e Biennale masculins/féminins: sexualités, des lieux et des liens, Université d’Angers, Angers, France, December 16, 2014.
  6. Podmore, J., Queering Mile End: LGBTQ sexualities, language and generational change in inner-city Montréal. Annual Conference of the Sexuality Studies Association (SSA), Brock University, St. Catharines, May 25, 2014.
  7. Podmore, J., Beyond Le Village gai: queering Montréal’s Mile End. Queer Québec Colloquium, Biennial Conference of the American Council for Québec Studies, Montreal, October 16, 2014.
  8. Podmore, J., The dyke right to the city: Montréal’s 2012 Radical Dyke March in time and space. Biennial European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, September 5, 2013.
  9. Podmore, J., Progressive reform politics and the making of Montréal’s gay village. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Los Angeles, April 6, 2013.
  10. Podmore, J., Jeune, ‘queer’ et urbain: vers un cadre géographique de recherche sur le jeunes des minorités sexuelles au milieu urbain. 80e congrès de l'ACFAS, Montreal, May 10, 2012.
  11. Podmore, J., Complicit lesbian geographies? Reading Quebec's Gazelle, 1993-1998. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), New York City, February 27, 2012.
  12. Podmore, J., Lesbian territorial strategies: re-examining Montréal’s ‘golden age’ of lesbian visibility,1982-1992, Annual Conference of the New England and St. Lawrence Valley (NESTVAL) Division of the AAG, Concordia University, Montreal, October 15, 2011.
  13. Podmore, J., Stratégies territoriales lesbiennes: réexaminer l’âge d’or de la visibilité lesbienne à Montréal,1982-1992, 78e congrès de l'ACFAS, Université de Montréal, Montreal, May 13, 2010.

Public Lectures

  1. Podmore, J., Au-delà du Village Gai: ‘queering’ le quartier Mile-End de Montréal, Chaire de recherche sur l’homophobie Lecture Series, UQAM, Montreal, September 25, 2014.
  2. Podmore, J., Lesbians as village ‘queers’: the transformation of Montréal’s lesbian nightlife in the 1990s, Université et Diversité Sexuelle et de Genre Lecture Series, UQAM, Montreal, March 22, 2014.
  3. Podmore, J., Lesbians as village ‘queers’: the transformation of Montréal’s lesbian nightlife in the 1990s, Departmental Speaker Series, Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University, Montreal, April 5, 2013.

Conference Session Organizing

  1. Pidduck, J. & Podmore, J., Reading Montréal’s forgotten, emergent and relational L­­­GBTQ spaces. Annual Conference of the Sexuality Studies Association (SSA), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, June 2, 2015.
  2. Podmore, J. & Chamberland, L., Les jeunes des minorités sexuelles, la diversité régionale et les rapports aux espaces (géographiques, symboliques et virtuels). 83e congrès de l'ACFAS, UQAR, Rimouski, May 26, 2015.
  3. Pidduck, J. & Podmore, J., Reading Montréal’s forgotten, emergent and relational L­­­GBTQ spaces. Queer Québec Colloquium, Biennial Conference of the American Council for Québec Studies, Montreal, October 16, 2014.  
  4. Podmore, J. & Nash, C. J., New spatial generations: shifting Canadian queer landscapes. Annual Conference of the Sexuality Studies Association (SSA), Brock University, St. Catharines, May 25, 2014.
  5. Podmore, J., Génération queer? Transformations des identités LGBTQ au Québec. 82e congès de l'ACFAS, Concordia University, Montreal, May 15, 2014.
  6. Brown, M. & Podmore, J., Historical geographies of sexualities. Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Los Angeles, April 9, 2013. 
  7. Forrest, B. & Podmore, J., Queer geographies. Annual Conference of the New England and St. Lawrence Valley (NESTVAL) Division of the AAG, Concordia University, Montreal, October 15, 2011.

Community Presentations

  1. Podmore, J., Vers une histoire des bars lesbiens de Montréal: une étude géographique. D'une génération à l'autre, Journée de la visibilité lesbienne, Centre St-Pierre, Montreal, October 5, 2013.
  2. Podmore, J., Montreal's 'other' women: Boulevard St-Laurent as a gendered space of difference. Mile End Memories Lecture Series, Rialto Theatre, Montreal, March 24, 2013. 
  3. Podmore, J., From the Plateau to the Village? Village consolidation and the decline of lesbian night life in Montréal’s queer 1990s. Colloque des Archives gaies du Québec, Centre communautaire des gais et lesbiennes de Montréal, Montreal, May 13, 2010.


Media

Audio

  1. Le droit à la ville gouine : la géographie politique des marches dyke à Montréal, Congrès international des recherches féministes dans le francophonie, 2015 (en français)

  2. Le quartier queer comme habitus générationnel : une étude de cas intersectionnelle du quartier Mile End à Montréal, Congrès de l'ACFAS, 2015. (en français)

  3. Au-delà du Village gai : Queering le quartier Mile EndChaire de recherche sur l'homophobie, UQAM, 2014. (en français)

Video

  1. Les espaces lesbiens et queer à Montréal depuis les années 1980, Carrefour Technopédagogique UQAM, 2014. (en français)

  2. Jeune, queer et urbain : vers un cadre géographique de la recherche sur les jeunes des minorités sexuelles en milieu urbain, UQAM tv, 2012. (in English)

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