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. She will serve as the 108th President of the American Sociological Association in 2016-2017. A cultural sociologist, Lamont is the coauthor of Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel (Princeton University Press, 2016). She is also the author of a dozen books and edited volumes and has published close to one hundred articles and chapters on a range of topics including culture and inequality, race, racism and stigma, social change and social resilience, academia and knowledge, and qualitative social science research. She is currently working on a monograph titled Being Worthy and is completing a co-edited Special Issue of Social Science and Medicine on “Mutuality, Health Promotion and Collective Cultural Change.”  She serves as the Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and the Co-Director of the Successful Societies program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.