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Laure Murat



Laure Murat (Ph.D., History, EHESS) is the Director of the Center for European and Russian Studies at UCLA, and professor in the Department of French and Francophone Studies. She specializes in cultural studies, history of psychiatry, and queer theory. She is the author of several books, including La Maison du docteur Blanche (Lattès, 2001, Goncourt Prize of Biography and Critics Circle Prize of the Académie française), Passage de l’Odéon (Fayard, 2003), La Loi du genre (Fayard, 2006), L’Homme qui se prenait pour Napoléon (Gallimard, 2011, Femina Prize for non-fiction), translated into English as The Man Who Thought He Was Napoleon, Towards a Political History of Psychiatry (Chicago: the University of Chicago Press, 2014), Relire and Flaubert à la Motte-Picquet (Flammarion, 2015), and Ceci n’est pas une ville (Flammarion, 2016).

Member of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2005-2006), she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (2012-2013) for her next book, entitled Women as Symptom or Madness at Work.