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Michèle Lamont

Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair


Michèle Lamont

Michele Lamont is Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and African and African American studies at Harvard University. At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), she co-chairs the Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion. Together with Peter Hall, Lamont published two books: Social Resilience in the Neoliberal Era (2013) and Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health (2009). Her other recent publications include Social Knowledge in the Making (with C. Camic and N. Gross, 2011), Reconsidering Culture and Poverty (with D. Harding and M. Small, Annals of the American Academy of Social and Political Science, 2010), and How Professors Think: Inside the World of Academic Judgment (2009).

Lamont is a former director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and an Andrew Carnegie Fellow for 2019-2021. She is currently working on a book on social change and repertoires of hope, to be published by Simon and Schuster in the United States.

This information is accurate for the time period that the faculty associate is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies & Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
  • Faculty Associate & Seminar Co-chair, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University