Gary T. Marx

Gary T. Marx

Fellow: Awarded 1970
Field of Study: Sociology

Competition: US & Canada

Harvard University

Gary T. Marx is Professor Emeritus from M.I.T. He is the author of Protest and Prejudice, Undercover: Police Surveillance in America, Collective Behavior and Social Movements (with Doug McAdam) and editor of Racial Conflict, Muckraking Sociology, Undercover: Police Surveillance in Comparative Perspective (with C. Fijnaut) and other books. With Norman Goodman, he revised Society Today and edited Sociology: Popular and Classical Approaches. Undercover received the Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and Marx was named the American Sociological Association’s Jensen Lecturer for 1989–1990. He received the Distinguished Scholar Award from its section on Crime, Law and Deviance, the Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association, and the Bruce C. Smith Award for research achievement. In 1992 he was the inaugural Stice Memorial Lecturer in residence at the University of Washington, and he has been a UC Irvine Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow, the A.D. Carlson Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Social Sciences at West Virginia University, and the Hixon-Riggs Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California. Major works in progress are books on new forms of surveillance and social control across borders. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.


His work has appeared or been reprinted in over 300 books, monographs, and periodicals and has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, Dutch, German, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish, Portuguese, and other languages. His articles have appeared in academic journals such as American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Social Problems, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Journal of Social Issues, Theory and Society, Annual Review of Sociology, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Conflitti Globali, Policing, American Behavioral Scientist, Contemporary Psychology, Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban Policy, Yale Law Review, Michigan Law Review, International Annals of Criminology, International Political Sociology, Urban Life, Sociology and Social Research, Crime and Delinquency, Victimology, Computer Software Law Journal, Crime and Justice Systems Annual, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, Policing and Society, Justice Quarterly, Criminal Justice Ethics, Crime, Law and Social Change, Telecommunications Policy, Communications of the ACM, Science and Engineering Ethics, Social Justice, The American Sociologist, The Information Society, Ethics and Information Technology, Surveillance and Society, Sociological Quarterly, Knowledge Technology and Policy, Intelligence and National Security, Law and Social Inquiry, The Asia Pacific Review, Lex Electronica, Criminologie, The Ottawa Journal of Law and Technology, Times Higher Education, Cahiers Politiestudies, and Theoretical Criminology.

He has also written for popular sources, including California Monthly, Computerworld, Abacus, The Nation, The New Republic, Dissent, The Harvard Business Review, Society, Psychology Today, Saturday Review, Race Today, The Futurist, Technology Review, The Whole Earth Review Magazine, Unesco Courier, California Lawyer, The Responsive Community, and the Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, The Encyclopedia of Democracy, The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, The Encyclopedia of Violence, The Encyclopedia of Ethical Issues in Politics and the Media, International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Science, The Encyclopaedia of Social Theory, The Encyclopedia of Privacy, The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, The Privacy Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, Newsday, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has participated in and helped to develop a number of radio and television documentaries.



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