Julien Perrier-Chartrand earned his PhD from Université du Québec à Montréal and Université Paris-Sorbonne, where he studied Renaissance and Old Regime French literature. His thesis, titled "Un duel en figures. Imaginaire héroïque et théâtral dans les ouvrages français consacrés au combat singulier (1568-1658)," explored the influences of fictional characters on the polemical works dedicated to singular combat in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
He has been the recipient of postdoctoral fellowships from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec Société et Culture (FRQSC) and from the Conseil de Recherche en Sciences Humaines du Canada (CRSH). Since 2011, he has published several articles in scientific journals both in Canada and France. His current research focuses on the links between theatrical representations of the duel and the evolution of dramaturgy in the seventeenth century.