Mat Fournier

Associate Professor, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
School: School of Humanities and Sciences
Office: Muller Faculty Center 404, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: XXth Century French Literature; Transgender Studies; Continental Philosophy

Mat Fournier (he/him) is an Associate Professor of French and an affiliate member of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. His research focuses on modernist 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. 

His book, Dysphoric Assemblage: Writing Gender in the Interwar Years, forthcoming at Columbia University Press, looks at French modernist literature to explore the emergence of modern gender. 

Before pursuing an academic career in the US, Mat 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.