Biography:Steve Awodey

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Short description: American mathematician (born 1959)
Steve Awodey
Awodey in 2011
Steven M. Awodey

(1959-07-05) July 5, 1959 (age 63)
Alma materUniversity of Marburg
University of Chicago
Known forModel theory of higher-order logic using the methods of category theory[1]
Type theory of higher-dimensional categories[2]
Scientific career
FieldsCategory theory, homotopy type theory
InstitutionsCarnegie Mellon University
ThesisLogic in Topoi: Functorial Semantics for Higher-Order Logic (1997)
Doctoral advisorsSaunders Mac Lane
Other academic advisorsWilliam Walker Tait

Steven M. Awodey[1] (/ˈdi/; born 1959) is an American mathematician and logician. He is a Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at Carnegie Mellon University.


Awodey studied mathematics and philosophy at the University of Marburg and the University of Chicago. He earned his Ph.D. from Chicago under Saunders Mac Lane in 1997. He is an active researcher in the areas of category theory and logic, and has also written on the philosophy of mathematics. He is one of the originators of the field of homotopy type theory.[3] He was a member of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in 2012–13.[4]


  • Gottfried Gabriel, ed. of the original German text, with introduction and annotations (2004). Eric H. Reck. ed. Frege's Lectures on Logic: Carnap's Student Notes, 1910-1914. Chicago: Open Court; xiv+170 p. 
  • Awodey, Steve (2010). Category Theory (2nd ed.). Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-9237-18-0. 


  1. 1.0 1.1 Steven M. Awodey, Logic in Topoi – PhilPapers
  2. Steve Awodey, Michael Warren, "Homotopy theoretic models of identity type", Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 146(1), 2009. arXiv:0709.0248.
  3. Preliminary list of PSSL86 participants
  4. Institute for Advanced Study: A Community of Scholars

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