Michael Winston is an Associate Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. He completed his B.A. at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in 1987; his M.A. at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1990; and his Ph.D. at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1995 with a dissertation on the representation of sexuality in eighteenth-century French literature, medicine, and philosophy. He joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma in 1999.
Professor Winston's teaching and research interests include 17th-century drama, 18th-century philosophy (materialism, sensationism) and literature, the history of medicine, and Francophone literature (especially the literatures of North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean).
Dr. Winston is currently preparing a manuscript on the eighteenth-century philosopher and ethnographer Cornelius de Pauw's research on the Americas as well as an article on Gisèle Pineau's La Grande Drive des esprits.