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Bruno Perreau

Bruno Perreau is Cynthia L. Reed Professor of French Studies at MIT. Perreau is a specialist of French politics, adoption policies, as well as queer theory. He is the author of Homosexualité (2005), Homoparentalité (2006), Cinquante ans de vie politique française (2007), Le Choix de l’homosexualité (2007), Le Président des États-Unis (2008), Penser l’adoption (2012), The Politics of Adoption (2014), Queer Theory: The French Response (2016), Les Défis la République (2017, with Joan W. Scott), and Qui a peur de la théorie queer? (2018). Perreau started his academic career at Sciences Po. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, as well as a fellow at the University of Cambridge (Jesus College) and at Stanford Humanities Center. In 2019-20, he will be a Burkhardt fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. He is currently preparing a book on minority presence.


  • Cynthia L. Reed Professor of French Studies and Language, MIT
  • Associate Member, THEMA Laboratory, University of Lausanne