Martin’s work is based on historical investigations and theoretical approaches to psychology as a discipline. His past publications cover topics such as action research, culture and psychology, agency, identity politics, digitalization and the self.
In recent years, Martin explored concepts of crisis as they shape our everyday lives and the narratives we deploy to make meaning of the world and ourselves.
Martin currently serves as the Secretary of The International Society for Theoretical Psychology (ISTP). He is co-editor of Journal für Psychologie, Associate Editor of Trends in Psychology, Scientific Board Member of Human Arenas, and on the Editorial Board of the International Review of Theoretical Psychologies.
Martin is also the Psychology Program Coordinator at Pratt.
Martin received PhD and MA degrees in Psychology from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and a BA from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and joined Pratt in 2020. In the past, he has worked at the American University of Paris, the University of Potsdam, the University of Konstanz, the University of Hamburg, and Yale University. Martin is the recipient of various research scholarships, including the Marie Curie Program of the EU, the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation, and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.
Publications and Projects
Recent and Upcoming Books:
Recent Book Chapters:
Dege, M. (2021). Zwei kleine Geschichten zur Aktionsforschung [Two small stories about action research]. In M. Dietrich, I. Leser, K. Mruck, P.-S. Ruppel, A. Schwentesius, & R. Vock (Eds.), Begegnen, Bewegen und Synergien stiften. Transdisziplinäre Beiträge zu Kulturen, Performanzen und Methoden [meet, move, synergize – transdisciplinary contributions to culture, performance, and method] (pp. 423-439). VS.
Dege, M. (2020). Rethinking Generalization with Kurt Lewin and Action Research. In C. Højholt & E. Schraube (Eds.), Subjectivity and Knowledge: Generalization in the Psychological Study of Everyday Life (pp. 41-60). Springer.
Recent Journal Articles:
Dege, M. & Knigge, M. (2020). Editorial – Professionalisierung im Bereich Inklusion [Editorial – Professionalization for Inclusion]. Journal für Psychologie, 2019(2), 3-5. doi:10.30820/0942-2285-2019-2-3
Jäntsch, C., Dege, M., & Knigge, M. (2020). »Wenn Sie da reingucken, ist da wirklich eine große Wüste …« [“If you take a closer look… its as empty as a dessert…]. Professionalisierung für Inklusion [Professionalization for Inclusion], Journal für Psychologie 27(2), 143-169. doi:10.30820/0942-2285-2019-2-143