Born in Montreal, Quebec/Canada, in 1982.
Sara Bédard-Goulet is the ASTRA Professor of Romance Studies at the University of Tartu/Estonia. She completed her PhD in French Language and Literature at the University of Toulouse/France and the University of Montreal (2012). She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Figura Research Center of the University of Quebec in Montreal (2015–2017).
A researcher focusing on the cultural meanings of endangered species, Bédard-Goulet is currently working on two books: A theoretical volume examining individuals’ reactions to biodiversity loss, and an artistic work in collaboration with Estonian artist Krista Mölder that addresses climate change from the perspective of »cure«. She participated in Manifesta 13 (2020) with Estonian artist Flo Kasearu, with whom she produced the travel narrative (Dis)Covering … Mountains. She recently led the research project Response Events, for which she curated three exhibitions (Tartu and Vilnius, 2020–2021), organized a conference (University of Tartu, 2020) and co-edited a special issue of the Interdisciplinary Literary Studies journal with Damien Beyrouthy.
She has received grants from a range of agencies and institutions, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and Nordplus Higher Education.