Michèle Lamont

Michèle Lamont

Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Dept. of Sociology and African & African America Studies, Harvard University.
Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion.
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Research interests: Culture and inequality, racism and stigma, academia and knowledge, social change and successful societies, and qualitative methods.
Michèle primary research focus is on how culture is used to create and maintain boundaries between categories of people and how these symbolic boundaries generate and perpetuate social and economic inequality. Drawing on the tools of cultural sociology, she is particularly concerned with the content of boundaries, a topic neglected by social psychologists. Michèle is the author or coauthor of numerous books, edited volumes, articles and chapters on a range of topics including culture and inequality, racism and stigma, academia and knowledge, social change and successful societies, and qualitative methods. 

 

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