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Bruno Perreau

Faculty Associate


Bruno Perreau

Bruno Perreau is the Cynthia L. Reed Professor of French Studies at MIT. Perreau is a specialist of French politics, adoption policies, queer theory, and social justice. He is the author of Homosexualité (2005),Cinquante ans de vie politique française (2007), Le Président des États-Unis (2008), Penser l’adoption (2012), The Politics of Adoption (2014), Queer Theory: The French Response (2016), Qui a peur de la théorie queer? (2018), and Sphères d’injustice. Pour un universalisme minoritaire (2023).

He is also the editor of Homoparentalité (2006, with Anne Cadoret, Martine Gross, and Caroline Mécary), Le Choix de l’homosexualité (2007), Les Défis de la République (2017, with Joan W. Scott), and the Oxford Encyclopedia of LGBT Politics and Policy (as associate editor, editor-in-chief: Donald P. Haider-Marker).

Perreau started his academic career at Sciences Po. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as a fellow at the University of Cambridge (Jesus College), Stanford Humanities Center, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Burkhardt fellow). Perreau is the founding director of MIT’s Center of Excellence in French Studies.


  • Cynthia L. Reed Professor of French Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Faculty Associate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University