Scott Gunther

(781) 283-2444
B.A., Cornell University; D.E.A., Ecole Normale Superieure & Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; J.D., Ph.D., New York University
Green Hall 229B

Scott E. Gunther
Associate Professor of French

Specialist of contemporary French society. Interested in the French media, gender and sexuality in France, and France and the European Union.

Scott Gunther is a specialist of contemporary French culture and society. His interests include the mass media, gender and sexuality, France’s role in the European Union, Franco-American relations, Franco-German relations and comparative (French/American) law. He teaches from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, relying on the contributions of disciplines as diverse as law, gender and sexuality studies, anthropology, history, sociology and cultural studies. He has written articles on the regulation of sexuality in France, contemporary queer political movements in France, sexual education in France, representations of Franco-German relations in popular media, and the relatively new French social category of "bobos" (i.e., bourgeois bohemians). His book, The Elastic Closet: A History of Homosexuality in France, 1942-Present, examines gay politics in contemporary France with a focus on the complex relationship between French republican values and the possibilities they offer for social change.