Prof. Dr. Mark Lutter





Professional Background

Since 2017
Professor of Sociology, University of Wuppertal
2014 - 2017
Head of Max Planck Research Group
2009 - 2014
Research Fellow at the MPIfG
Oct. - Dec. 2013
Visiting Scholar, Max-Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies, Science Po, Paris
Fall 2012
Visiting Fellow, Chair of Sociology (Prof. Andreas Diekmann), ETH Zürich
2008 - 2009
Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
2005 - 2009
PhD student at the „International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy,” Cologne
2001 - 2005
Teaching assistant at the faculty for social science research methods and statistics, University of Duisburg-Essen
1998 - 2005
Undergraduate & graduate student in social sciences with focus on sociology, psychology, research methods and statistics; University of Duisburg-Essen


Academic Education and Degrees

Habilitation. Venia Legendi in Sociology, University of Cologne
Dr. rer. pol., University of Duisburg-Essen
Diplom - Sozialwissenschaftler, University of Duisburg-Essen



European Academy of Sociology, Best Article Prize 2016 (for the article: "Do women suffer from network closure? The moderating effect of social capital on gender inequality in a project-based labor market, 1929 to 2010." American Sociological Review 80: 329-358, 2015)
Advisory Board Award 2014, Best-Paper Award of the MPIfG Adviisory Board (for the article: "Is There a Closure Penalty? Cohesive Network Structures, Diversity, and Gender Inequalities in Career Advancement", MPIfG Discussion Paper 13/9, 2013)
Best paper award of the Society of Friends and Former Associates of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (for the paper: "Zur Erklärung von Diffusionsprozessen. Das Beispiel der Einführung staatlicher Lotterien in den USA", Zeitschrift für Soziologie 39(5), 2010, 363-381)
First prize of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the best journal article in the German social sciences of the year 2007 (for the paper: Jens Beckert and Mark Lutter, "Wer spielt, hat schon verloren? Zur Erklärung des Nachfrageverhaltens auf dem Lottomarkt". Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 59, 240-270.)
Prize awarded for outstanding graduate thesis, University of Duisburg-Essen  
(my graduate thesis examined the efficiency of weighting procedures in surveys using a monte-carlo simulation of the post-stratified ratio estimator under certain conditions of nonresponse)


Professional Activities

since 2014
Faculty Member, International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE)
2013 - 2016
Associate Board Member of the Journal "Sociology"
2009 - 2016
Book Review Editor "European Economic Sociology Newsletter"
Reviewer for
American Sociological Review, American Political Science Review, European Sociological Review, International Studies Quarterly, International Sociology, Journal of Socio-Economics, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, MPIfG Discussion/Working Papers, PLOS ONE, Poetics, Social Problems, Social Science Research, Sociological Forum, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Spectrum, Sociology (Associate Board Member), Soziale Welt, Zeitschrift für Soziologie

Prof. Dr. Mark Lutter - Vita | [Last update 2017-04-05]