Michéle Lamont will receive the Honorary Doctorate Degree

2019-10-16

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).