John Levi Martin

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Sociologist, Florence Borchert Bartling Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago

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John Levi Martin is the Florence Borchert Bartling Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in sociology and English. His undergraduate thesis, The Epistemlogy of Fundamentalism, received the Herbert Hyman prize for undergraduate sociology. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley.

Martin has published a multitude of works, including the American Sociological Association’s Theory Book Prize winners, Social Structures and The Explanation of Social Action. He is currently working on a book, The True, The Good and the Beautiful: On the Rise and Fall of the Kantian Grammar of Action, and several articles.

His research has explored sexual decision making, classical theory, interpersonal power, sexiness, and political psychology. He has been a member of a number of organizations for sociologists, including the International Network for Social Network Analysis, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the American Sociological Association, and sits on the editorial boards of publications such as the American Sociological Review and Social Psychology Quarterly. He recently organized a Social Structure and Process Conference in Chicago. He has also lent his expertise by serving as a peer reviewer for scholarly publications in fields as diverse as anthropology and mathematics.

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According to Wikipedia, John Levi Martin is an American sociologist and the Florence Borchert Bartling Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago. He is the author of five books: Thinking Through Statistics, Thinking Through Methods, Thinking Through Theory, Social Structures, The Explanation of Social Action, the latter two of which have both won the Theory Prize for Outstanding Book from the ASA's Theory Section. He has also written data analysis programs such as DAMN and ELLA .

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