Bruno Perreau

Bruno Perreau works in the fields of critical social and cultural studies, with a specialization on gender and sexuality in contemporary France. He is more specifically interested in how the manufacture of the law hinges on the making of personal and group identities. His latest book, The Politics of Adoption (MIT Press, 2014), shows how the belief in a French nature, driven by heteronormative family norms, has become the backbone of citizenship in France.  He questions debates in bioethics as well as political conflicts over gay marriage and filiation.