The Erasmus Prize theme this year was ‘Knowledge, Power and Diversity’. "The Board took it upon itself to select an active scholar who has addressed the relationship between knowledge, power and diversity. In Michèle Lamont the Foundation recognizes a committed cultural sociologist who has produced a wide-ranging body of work. She has devoted her academic career to social questions such as social exclusion, inequality and dignity. The Erasmus Foundation chose Lamont for her devoted contribution to social science research into the relationship between knowledge, power, and diversity.”
December 7, 2017
Michèle Lamont has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Erasmus Prize. The prize is given in recognition of an individual or group for contributions to European culture, society, or social science.