Head, Department of French & Italian Professor of French
Dr. Denis is Professor of French and is Department Head in French & Italian at the University of Arizona. He is also Acting Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies. He is a scholar of contemporary French and Francophone cultural studies with an emphasis on language and sexuality studies and queer migration. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Contemporary French Civilization and co-editor of the book series Studies in Modern and Contemporary France, both published by Liverpool. Dr. Provencher is the author of two monographs: Queer French: Globalization, Language, and Sexual Citizenship in France (Ashgate/Routledge 2007) and Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations, which was just published by Liverpool UP in May of this year. In September 2017, Queer Maghrebi French won the Ruth Benedict Book Prize, Honorable Mention, for an outstanding monograph written from an anthropological perspective about an lbgt topic. This prize is awarded each year at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association by the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA).