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Bruno Perreau

Bruno Perreau

Bruno Perreau

Global Studies and Languages
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fellow, 2019-20 Study #44

At CASBS, Bruno Perreau will work on a manuscript that aims to develop a new minoritarian theory of citizenship. Minority experience is indeed characterized by the acknowledgement of the presence of others within us. Drawing from a comparative study of affirmative action in France and in the US, he will ask if this type of relationship to others could become, rather than the exception, the very principle on which political representation and civic engagement could function.

Perreau is the Cynthia L. Reed Professor of French Studies at MIT. He is a faculty associate at the Center for European Studies, Harvard, and at the University of Lausanne. Perreau started his career in France where he taught for ten years at Sciences Po Paris. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a Newton Fellow at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center.

Perreau is the author of ten books in French and English. He has recently published The Politics of Adoption (MIT Press, 2014); Queer Theory: The French Response (Stanford University Press, 2016); Les Défis de la République (coedited with Joan W. Scott, Presses de Sciences Po, 2017), and Qui a peur de la théorie queer? (Presses de Sciences Po, 2018).

Perreau is a 2019-20 ACLS Burkhardt Fellow at CASBS.