Allison Macleod is a researcher in Film Studies whose primary research interests include representations of space and movement in film, national cinemas and queer theory. She has published on issues of sexuality and space in the context of film, with articles in The Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Screen Bodies and Cinephile and a book chapter in Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger’s Tales. She is also the author of Irish Queer Cinema, where she investigates the different ways gender and sexuality intersect with nationhood and national forms of belonging, and explores the role of queerness within the constitution of an Irish national culture.