Margaret Archer rejoins Warwick from EPFL, having formerly spent many years here as Professor of Sociology during which time she developed her ‘Morphogenetic Approach’ to social theory. She now heads the project ‘From Modernity to Morphogenesis’. She was elected as the first woman President of the International Sociological Association at the 12th World Congress of Sociology. She is a founder member of both the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and is a trustee of the Centre for Critical Realism. She has just been appointed by Pope Francis as President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences (March 2014).