Peggy Levitt sociologist, author and professor


Peggy Levitt is Chair and Professor of Sociology and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College and an Associate at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Her most recent book, Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display, was published by the University of California Press in July 2015.

Peggy has received Honorary Doctoral Degrees from the University of Helsinki (2017) and from Maastricht University (2014). She was a Robert Schuman Fellow with the Global Governance Program (2017-2019) and at the Migration Policy Center (2015) at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2018-2019, she was an affiliate at the Institute of Humanities at Yonsei University in Seoul, the Hans-Robert Roemer Fellow at the Oriental Institute of Beirut, and the Institute of Creativity Distinguished Visitor at Hong Kong Baptist University. She has also held various visiting professorships including, most recently, at Queen Mary University of London, Tel Aviv University, the Lebanese American University, the National University of Singapore, Oxford University, and the American University of Cairo.

Her earlier books include Religion on the Edge (Oxford University Press, 2012), God Needs No Passport (New Press 2007), The Transnational Studies Reader (Routledge 2007), The Changing Face of Home (Russell Sage 2002), and The Transnational Villagers (UC Press, 2001). Special journal volumes she co-edited that were later published as books include Books, Bodies, and Bronzes: Comparing Sites of Global Citizenship Creation (2015) and Links to the Diasporic Homeland: Second Generation “Ancestral Return.” (2014). 

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