Annette Lareau is the Stanley I. Sheerr Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Before moving to Penn in 2008, she taught at the University of Maryland and Temple University. With the generous support of the Spencer Foundation, she has done ethnographic research on social class differences in family-school relationships. She is the author of Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and Family Life which won a distinguished publication award from the Sociology of Family, Sociology of Childhood, and Sociology of Culture sections of the American Sociological Association. A second edition of Unequal Childhoods, with 100 new pages, was published in 2011; it provides a follow-up of the children into adulthood. In the current project, Annette Lareau is doing research (with Elliot Weininger of SUNY Brockport) on the role that school plays in residential decisions. She has received a residential fellowship from the Russell Sage Foundation. In  2013 and 2014, she will serve as the President of the American Sociological Association.