Michéle Lamont will receive the Honorary Doctorate Degree


The Department of Sociology nominated Prof. Michéle Lamont to the Faculty of Social Sceinces at Uppsala University and the nomination was accepted. Lamont will receive the degree at a ceremony January 31.

Michéle Lamont is Professor of Sociology, of African and African American Studies, as well as the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies at Harvard University. As a cultural and comparative sociologist, Michèle Lamont has made contributions to the study of inequality and social boundaries. In her first book – Money, Morals, and Manners: The Culture of the French and the American Upper-Middle Class (1992) – Lamont analyzes how successful men in two different socio-cultural settings think about what characterizes their social class. The book entitled The Dignity of Working Men: Morality and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Immigration (2000), deployed an analysis of how race intersects with working class men’s pride. In 2009, Lamont published a book entitled How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment, which is about how evaluation practices affect research and higher education, a theme she is still exploring. 

Read more about the honorary doctorate degrees at Uppsala University here (only in Swedish).