Fellow: Awarded 2012
Field of Study: Intellectual and Cultural History
Competition: US & Canada
Laure Murat (Ph.D., École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) is a cultural historian, specialized in the history of literature, psychiatry, and gender studies. She is professor in the department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she teaches the literature of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Her work has won exceptional acclaim from scholars, critics, and the general public. La Maison du docteur Blanche (Paris: Lattès, 2001) (The Clinic of Doctor Blanche) was awarded the Goncourt Prize for Biography and L’Homme qui se prenait pour Napoléon (Paris: Gallimard, 2011) (The Man Who Mistook Himself for Napoleon) was awarded the Femina Prize for Non-Fiction.
She is currently working on a book entitled Women as Symptoms, or Madness at Work.
Profile photograph © Gallimard.