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Michèle Lamont

Faculty Associate & Seminar Chair


Michèle Lamont

Michele Lamont is the Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies at Harvard. At CES, she co-chairs the Social Exclusion and Inclusion Study Group. She is also a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, where she co-directs the Successful Societies program. 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).


  • Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, Harvard University
  • Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
  • Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
  • Faculty Associate, CES, Harvard University
  • CES Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University