Margaret Archer is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, and spent time as a professor at l’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. She is known for 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 was appointed by Pope Francis as President of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in March, 2014.