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Date and Location

September 11, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
Allison Dining Room, Taubman 5th Floor, Hks
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​The Stone Program in Wealth Distribution, Inequality, and Social Policy welcomes sociologist Michèle Lamont to give the first talk in the Fall 2023 Stone Inequality & Social Policy Series. Professor Lamont will discuss her forthcoming book, Seeing Others: How Recognition Works and How It Can Heal a Divided World. ​

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. An influential cultural sociologist who studies boundaries
and inequality, she has tackled topics such as dignity, respect, stigma,
racism, class and racial boundaries, and how we evaluate social worth
across societies. Her most recent book is Seeing Others: How Recognition Works and How It Can Heal a Divided World (forthcoming with Simon and Schuster, September 2023). Her other books include: Money, Morals, and Manners: The Culture of the French and the American Upper-Middle Class (1992), The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration (2000), How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment (2009), as well as the coauthored Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil and Israel
(2016). After studying with Pierre Bourdieu and others in Paris in the
early eighties, Lamont emerged as a pioneer in cultural and comparative
sociology, helping to define these fields as we know them today. Her
many awards include the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the
Study of Social Problems for The Dignity of Working Men, the
2014 Guttenberg Award, the 2017 Erasmus Prize, and honorary doctorates
from six countries. She served as President of the American Sociological
Association in 2016, was a Carnegie Fellow in 2021-2022, and was
inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2023. She
co-chaired the advisory board to the 2022 United Nations Human
Development Report, “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our
Future in a World in Transformation.”

Speakers and Presenters

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

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