B.A. Harvard University, 1970
M.A. University of Chicago, 1975
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1982
Andrew Abbott is the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor.
Abbott's major research interests lie in the sociology of occupations, professions, and work, the
sociology of culture and knowledge, and social theory. Abbott also has longstanding interests in
methods, heuristics, and the philosophy and practice of sociology.
Abbott has just completed a theoretically-driven textbook for library and online research. His
current book project is on the future of knowledge, drawing on his papers on library research,
research practice, libraries and publishing, humanistic knowledge, and teaching. He continues to
work on his longtime book project in general social theory, setting forth a processual ontology
of the social world. And he spends much time encouraging his friend Barbara Celarent in her
exploration of the world's classics of social analysis.
The System of Professions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1988
Department and Disciplinar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1999
Chaos of Disciplines. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2001
Time Matters. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2001