Camille Robcis

Assistant Professor of History

Cornell University

Camille Robcis is Assistant Professor in the History Department at Cornell University. She was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Humanities Forum in 2008-2009 and a Fellow at LAPA (Law and Public Affairs) at Princeton in 2011-2012. Her first book, The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France (Cornell University Press, 2013) examines how French policy makers have called upon structuralist anthropology and psychoanalysis (specifically, the works of Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jacques Lacan) to reassert the centrality of sexual difference as the foundation for all social and psychic organization. More broadly, her research and teaching interests have focused on the historical construction of norms, the intellectual production of knowledge, and the articulation of gender and sexuality in the social sciences and particularly in psychoanalysis.