John Levi Martin, Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

Thursday, April 05, 2018, 08:00am - 05:00pm

MartinJohn Levi Martin received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was recently a professor, after being a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and an assistant professor at Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick.  He is now a professor at the University of Chicago at Chicago, where he enjoys teaching classical theory and writing about himself in the third person. He is best known for his mathematical modeling of the occupational standing of imaginary animals in a single children’s book; he has also written on, and occasionally researched, the formal properties of belief systems and social structures, the constitutional convention of 1787, the rationalization of infantry war, and the use of race as a conceptual category in American sociology. He recently finished a book that he started ten years ago, and enjoyed it so much that he is seriously considering reading another one again sometime in the future.

(SBS Dean's Lecture *** Thursday 1 PM***)