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Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Michèle Lamont
Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University

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 is also director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard and co-director of the Successful Societies Program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. A cultural and comparative sociologist, Dr. Lamont has written books and articles spanning a range of topics including culture and inequality, racism and stigma, academia and knowledge, and social change and successful societies. She served as president of the American Sociological Association in 2016-2017 and received the 2017 Erasmus prize for her contributions to the social sciences.

Project Title: New Narratives of Hope: Self-Worth and the Current Crisis of American Society