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Éric Fassin

Éric Fassin is a professor of sociology in the Political Science Department and co-chair of the Gender Studies Department at Paris 8 University. He taught in the United States from 1987 to 1994 at Brandeis University and New York University, and at the École normale supérieure in Paris from 1994 to 2012. He is a founding member of the new Laboratoire d’études de genre et de sexualité – Research Center on Gender and Sexuality Studies (LEGS, CNRS / Paris 8 / Paris 10). His work focuses on contemporary sexual and racial politics, including immigration issues, in France, in Europe, and in the United States – often in a comparative perspective. He is frequently involved in the French public debates on issues his work addresses – from “gay marriage” and gender parity, to the politics and policies of immigration and race, as well as the evolution of the left. He has regularly written articles in English for publications such as French Politics, Culture & Society, French Historical Studies, Public Culture, differences, and Contemporary French Civilization.



In French

L’inversion de la question homosexuelle, Amsterdam, 2005, revised and expanded in 2008.
Droit conjugal et unions de même sexe. Mariage, partenariat et concubinage dans neuf pays européens (with Kees Waaldijk), PUF, 2008.
Le sexe politique. Genre et sexualité au miroir transatlantique, EHESS, 2009.
Género, sexualidades y política democratica, Cuadernos Simone de Beauvoir, Colegio de México 2009.
Hommes, femmes : quelle différence ? (with Véronique Margron), Salvator 2011.
Démocratie précaire. Chroniques de la déraison d’État, La Découverte, 2012.
Gauche: l’avenir d’une désillusion, Textuel, 2014.
Roms & riverains. Une politique municipale de la race (with Carine Fouteau, Serge Guichard, and Aurélie Windels), La Fabrique, 2014.


Dates Booked

November 30 - December 1: Houston

December 2-3: Boston

December 4-5: New York

December 6-7: Los Angeles

December 8-9: Stanford University, San Francisco

December 10-11: University of California Berkeley 


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