Julian Chamoun is a third year PhD student in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. He received his BA and MA in Film Studies at Carleton University. His MA Thesis explored abject depictions of gay, racialized, and gender nonconforming people in independent and experimental queer films. He combined theories of abjection and posthumanism in order to explore different modes of being and becoming that exceed anti-normative and nihilistic approaches in queer theory. His research interests include affect theory, embodied spectatorship, queer phenomenology, posthumanism, and Deleuzoguattarian theories of becoming and multiplicities.