Mat Fournier (he/him) is an Associate Professor of French in the World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department and an affiliate member of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. His research focuses on modernist European literature, with a particular interest in the articulation between trans studies and political theory. His research has been published in Journal of Postcolonial Writing; Simone de Beauvoir Studies; L'Esprit Créateur;Transgender Studies Quarterly, and in edited volumes such as Deleuze on Children and Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on the Environment.
Currently, he is working on Dysphoric Assemblage: Writing Gender in the Interwar Years, a book which looks at French modernist literature to explore the emergence of modern gender.
Before pursuing an academic career in the US, he worked as a freelance author and journalist in France for National Geographic France (Paris) and Milan Presse (Toulouse). In French, he has published Quand la Nature inspire la science [When Nature Inspires Science], a book on ethnobiology.