Sociologidagarna 2018 2018
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 serves as the 108th President of the American Sociological Association in 2016-2017. She is also the recipient of the 2017 Erasmus prize for her contributions to the social sciences in Europe and the rest of the world. A cultural and comparative sociologist, Lamont is the author of a dozen books and edited volumes and over one hundred articles and chapters on a range of topics including culture and inequality, racism and stigma, academia and knowledge, social change and successful societies, and qualitative methods. Her most recent publications include the coauthored book Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel (Princeton University Press, 2016) and a special issue of Social Science & Medicine on “Mutuality, Health Promotion, and Collective Cultural Change.” Lamont is Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University; and Co-director of the Successful Societies Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Elena Zdravomyslova is a Professor at the Department of Political Science and Sociology at the European University at St. Petersburg. She is co-cordinator of the university's "Gender Studies" programme. She has served as a member of the executive committee of the International Sociological Association as well as the European Sociological Association. She serves on the Editorial Board of Current Sociology, NORA, Sociology, and Laboratorium. She has received grants from the Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the Böll Foundation, the Central European University, the Finnish Academy of Sciences, and others. Her academic work has appeared in a number of journals, edited books, as well as in the popular press. Her work has made her a central mentor for sociologists studying gender, feminist approaches to care and emotional work, reproductive health, and qualitative methods in post-Soviet Russia.