Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont is a professor of sociology and of African and African American studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University. She currently serves as the president-elect of the American Sociological Association. A cultural sociologist, Lamont is the author of How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment (Harvard University Press, 2009) and coauthored the forthcoming Getting Respect: Dealing with Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel (Princeton University Press). She is also the author of a dozen award-winning books and edited volumes which include studies of group boundaries, class, and ethnoracial dynamics in the United States and France, social resilience and neo-liberalism, and comparative cultural repertoires and the evaluation of qualitative social science research.

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