Mark Lutter is Professor of Sociology at Wuppertal University since 2017, and Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. Before joining Wuppertal University, Mark was head of a Max Planck Research Group on the sociology of diffusion at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. He studied sociology, psychology, and statistics, and was a doctoral student at the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy in Cologne. He received his Doctorate from University of Duisburg-Essen in 2009, his Habilitation from University of Cologne in 2015, and has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University (2008/2009), Science-Po Paris (2013), and ETH Zurich (2012).
Mark Lutter is a quantitative sociologist with interests in economic sociology, social network analysis, computational social science, organizational theory, and diffusion processes. His research largely focuses on how social structures affect outcomes in economic and social life. His work appears in journals such as American Sociological Review, European Sociological Review, European Political Science Review, Sociology, Research Policy, or International Sociology.