John Levi Martin
Professor, Department of Sociology
John has researched the formal properties of belief systems and social structures, and has written books on how to think through theory, methods, and statistics.
Benjamin’s research examines the emergence of the first political parties in late eighteenth-century America. He applies statistical, network, and computational methods to investigate the relations between social networks, political careers, and party formation.
Alessandra’s research is focused on the relationship between experience, the body, and meaning. She has looked at how differences in aesthetic biography yield variations in the meanings of cultural objects, and at how the body extracts meaning from experiences.
Hyunku’s research interests include culture, politics, cognition, and networks. In particular, using computational, network, and statistical analysis, he investigates the formation and consequences of political polarization in the US at mass and elite levels.
Austin uses computational, statistical, and qualitative methods to investigate the relations between cultural rifts and political divisions in the contemporary United States.
Tim’s current research examines the contemporary practice of palliative medicine, and how healthcare providers render treatment recommendations to patients suffering life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
Maurice studies collective action problems and is interested in how social structures and cultural processes shape people’s interests and dispositions to cooperate in social dilemmas.
Postdoc, Columbia University
Chad studies culture, organizations, knowledge, and technology using qualitative and computational methods. His dissertation explores the social consequences of science’s growing influence in finance and the culinary arts.
Postdoc, University of Chicago
Nick Judd uses quantitative, qualitative, and computational methodologies to study the social structure of political action.
Postdoc, Cornell University
Rick studies the situated interaction of culture and cognition, along with the resulting implications for sociological theory and methods.