Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont

Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, and Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Department of Sociology
Michèle  Lamont

Michèle Lamont is the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She also serves as senior advisor on Faculty Development and diversity in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She chaired the Council for European Studies from 2006-2009. She received her doctorate from the University of Paris in 1983. An expert in the sociology of evaluation and higher education, she chaired an international blue-ribbon panel charged with evaluating peer review practices at the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council in 2008. An expert on French racial and class boundaries, her broader scholarly interests center on shared concepts of worth and their impact on hierarchies in a number of social domains. Her publications include over seventy articles as well as How Professors Think: Inside the World of Academic Judgment (Harvard University Press 2009), Successful Societies: How Culture and Inequality Affect Health (co-edited with Peter Hall, Cambridge University Press, 2009), The Evaluation of Systematic Qualitative Research in the Social Science (with Patricia White, National Science Foundation, 2008), The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class and Immigration (Harvard University Press and Russell Sage Foundation 2000; French Translation: Presses de Science Po 2002), Rethinking Comparative Cultural Sociology: Repertoires of Evaluation in France and the United States (with Laurent Thevenot, Cambridge University Press, 2000), and Money, Morals and Manners: The Culture of the French and American Upper Middle Class (University of Chicago Press 1992; French translation: Anne-Marie Metaille 1994). A former Guggenheim fellow, she has received grants and fellowships from the Center for Advanced Research in the Behavioral Sciences, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Institute for Advanced Studies, the Lilly Endowment, the National Science Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, and the French Government.

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