Michèle Lamont is Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University. She chaired the Council for European Studies from 2006-2009. She is also the recipient of the 2017 Erasmus prize for her contributions to the social sciences in Europe and the rest of the world. She is the author of many books, including How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment, Money, Morals and Manners, and The Dignity of Working Men. Most recently, she co-authored Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil and Israel.
Interviews with Michèle Lamont
“If we come to understand the human value and dignity of people from different backgrounds, we can do a bit to deflect inequality in our everyday interactions,” says Harvard Professor and winner of the 2017 Erasmus Prize Michèle Lamont. Here, she recommends five books that illuminate the sociology of inequality.