Mike Savage joined the LSE in September 2012 and is the Martin White Professor of Sociology and he became Co-Director of the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute in 2015, where he is initial Academic Director of the Atlantic Fellows programme, the largest global programme in the world devoted to challenging inequalities. Previously he was Professor at the University of Manchester, where he had been Director of the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) from 2004 to 2010, and Professor at the University of York, where he founded the European Centre for Cultural Exploration from 2010-2012. His research interests are in class and stratification, especially their cultural and historical dimensions. He has published over 70 articles (including in American Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Poetics, Cultural Sociology, and British Journal of Political Science) and 20 books, with a major focus on cultural sociology, recently including Culture, Class, Distinction (Bennett, Savage, Silva, Warde, Gayo-Cal and Wright, Routledge 2010); Identities and Social Change in Britain since 1940: the politics of method (Oxford 2010). He has been Visiting Professor (and Fulbright Scholar) at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Sciences Po, and Bergen, and is a Fellow of the British Academy.