BiographyChristian Marouby was first educated in France, where he studied English and American Literature at Université Paris 7, and subsequently in the US where he earned a doctorate in the French Department at the University of California, Berkeley.
He has taught briefly at Miami University of Ohio, and then for thirty years at Mills College, in Oakland, California. He now lives most of the year in Nevada City, California.
His two previous books are Utopie et primitisme: Essai sur l'imaginaire antropologique à l'âge classique (1990), and L'économie de la nature: Essai sur Adam Smith et l'anthropologie de la croissance (2004). He has also contributed book chapters, among others, to The Anthropology of the Enlightenment (Larry Wolff & Marco Cipolloni, Eds., 2007) and Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity (Richard A. Barney & Warren Montag, Eds., 2018).