Bruno Perreau is the Cynthia L. Reed Professor, and Associate Professor of French Studies. He is a specialist in critical theory, queer studies, and French politics.
Bruno Perreau received his PhD in political science from the University of Paris 1, and taught for ten years at Sciences Po. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, Jesus College, and a Fellow at Stanford Humanities Center. He received awards from the British Academy, the European Commission, and the European University Institute. In 2016, he was named a knight in the order of French academic palms.
Since 2012, he has been affiliated with the Center for European Studies, Harvard, and the THEMA lab, University of Lausanne.
He is the author and editor of ten books on queer theory, gender in translation, republicanism, LGBT cultures, political institutions, and adoption policies, both in English and in French.
He is currently working on two new book projects on minority democracy on the one hand, and theories of community on the other.
Bruno Perreau is the founding chair of the MIT Global France Seminar.
At MIT, he teaches classes on contemporary French society, as well as French and francophones cultures: French Feminist Literature; Social and Literary Trends in Contemporary Short French Fiction; Childhood and Youth in French and Francophone Cultures; Queer France; The Invention of French Theory; Understanding Contemporary French Politics; etc.