Q&A with Michèle Lamont, ASA President-Elect

Alexandra Kowalski (Princeton & Central European University) Michèle Lamont was born in Toronto and raised in Québec, trained as a student in Ottawa and Paris, and as a scholar at Stanford and Princeton. She has been teaching at Harvard University since 2002, where she is currently the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, and Director … Continue reading Q&A with Michèle Lamont, ASA President-Elect

Four Questions for Ann Mische

[The content of this post was initially published in the Summer 2015 issue of the Section CULTURE newsletter]   Ann Mische, University of Notre Dame Section CULTURE: How did you become interested in the study of culture? Ann Mische: It’s always hard to track the beginnings of something (as beginnings themselves are cultural constructions), but perhaps I can date it to my undergraduate studies at … Continue reading Four Questions for Ann Mische

TEN QUESTIONS FOR SARAH THORNTON

   Sarah Thornton is a writer and sociologist of art. After earning her Ph.D. in sociology, Sarah went on to work as the chief correspondent on contemporary art for The Economist, as well as writing for many other publications, including Artforum, the Guardian, and The New Yorker.  She published Seven Days in the Art World in 2008, a book about the inner workings of the … Continue reading TEN QUESTIONS FOR SARAH THORNTON