Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor

Office: Social Sciences 314
Phone: 773-702-4545

B.A. Harvard University, 1970
M.A. University of Chicago, 1975
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1982

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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 is currently completing The Social Process, an exposition of processual sociology as an empirical and normative project. He has recently published new work in German (Prozessuales Denken: Reflexionen über Marx und Weber. Hamburger Edition, 2019.) and in Italian (Lezioni italiane: l’eredita della Scuola di Chicago. Orthotes, 2018.) He has two new books forthcoming in Chinese translation ([Beijing Lectures: Shangwu] and [University Education and the Future of Knowledge: Sanlian]. His lectures on facts and values at the Collège de France are forthcoming from the Press of the Collège.

Selected Recent Publications

Varieties of Social Imagination (by Barbara Celarent)
Edited and with an Introduction by Andrew Abbott
University of Chicago Press. xv+318pp. 2017.

“Durkheim’s Morality” Sociological Theory, 37:1-34, 2019.

Faits et Valeurs [Facts and Values] Press of the Collège de France. (in press)