List of sociologists

List of sociologists

This article provides a list of sociologists. It is intended to cover those who have made substantive contributions to social theory
Social theory
Social theories are theoretical frameworks which are used to study and interpret social phenomena within a particular school of thought. An essential tool used by social scientists, theories relate to historical debates over the most valid and reliable methodologies , as well as the primacy of...

 and research
Social research
Social research refers to research conducted by social scientists. Social research methods may be divided into two broad categories:* Quantitative designs approach social phenomena through quantifiable evidence, and often rely on statistical analysis of many cases to create valid and reliable...

, including any sociological subfield. Scientists in other fields and philosophers are not included, unless at least some of their work is defined as being specifically sociological in nature. Also included are certain politicians and other notable individuals who gained a university degree in the subject.


  • Andrew Abbott, American sociologist
  • Anwar Abdel-Malek, Egyptian sociologist
  • Aso Magdid Abdulla Gardi, kurdish sociologist 1987
  • Peter Abell, British sociologist
  • Barbara Adam, British sociologist
  • Jane Addams
    Jane Addams
    Jane Addams was a pioneer settlement worker, founder of Hull House in Chicago, public philosopher, sociologist, author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace...

     (1860–1935), American social worker and reformer
  • Theodor Adorno (1903–1969), German philosopher and cultural sociologist
  • Richard Alba, American sociologist
  • Francesco Alberoni
    Francesco Alberoni
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    , Italian sociologist
  • Martin Albrow, British sociologist
  • Alwardi Ali , (1914-1995) Iraqi sociologist
  • Jeffrey C. Alexander
    Jeffrey C. Alexander
    Jeffrey Charles Alexander is an American sociologist, and one of the main proponents of Neofunctionalism.-Career:Alexander gained his BA from Harvard in 1969 and his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978...

    , American sociologist
  • Louis Althusser
    Louis Althusser
    Louis Pierre Althusser was a French Marxist philosopher. He was born in Algeria and studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he eventually became Professor of Philosophy....

     (1918–1990), Algerian-French philosopher and sociologist
  • Nancy Ammerman
    Nancy Ammerman
    Nancy Tatom Ammerman is a professor of sociology of religion, now at Boston University. In 1993 she wrote a controversial report about the Branch Davidians and Waco.-Life:...

    , American sociologist
  • Elijah Anderson
    Elijah Anderson
    Elijah Anderson is an American sociologist. He holds the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professorship in Sociology at Yale University, where he teaches and directs the Urban Ethnography Project. Anderson is one of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers and cultural theorists. He received his B.A. from...

    , American sociologist
  • Stanislav Andreski
    Stanislav Andreski
    Stanisław Andrzejewski was a Polish-British sociologist known best for his scathing indictment of the "pretentious nebulous verbosity" endemic in the modern social sciences in his classic work Social Sciences as Sorcery .Andrzejewski was a Polish Army officer...

    , Polish-British sociologist
  • Robert C. Angell, American sociologist
  • Aaron Antonovsky
    Aaron Antonovsky
    Aaron Antonovsky PhD, was an Israeli American sociologist and academician whose work concerned the relationship between stress, health and well-being....

    , Israeli sociologist
  • Arjun Appadurai
    Arjun Appadurai
    Arjun Appadurai is a contemporary social-cultural anthropologist focusing on modernity and globalization, based in New York.Appadurai was born in Mumbai , India and educated in India before coming to the United States. He graduated from St...

    , Indian sociologist
  • Stanley Aronowitz
    Stanley Aronowitz
    Stanley Aronowitz is professor of sociology, cultural studies, and urban education at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is also a veteran political activist and cultural critic and an advocate for organized labor.-Social Text:...

    , American sociologist
  • Margaret Archer
    Margaret Archer
    Margaret Archer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK, since 1973. She is best known for coining the term elisionism in her 1995 book Realist Social Theory: The Morphogenetic Approach....

    , British sociologist
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt was a German American political theorist. She has often been described as a philosopher, although she refused that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular." She described herself instead as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact...

     (1906–1975), German political theorist
  • Raymond Aron
    Raymond Aron
    Raymond-Claude-Ferdinand Aron was a French philosopher, sociologist, journalist and political scientist.He is best known for his 1955 book The Opium of the Intellectuals, the title of which inverts Karl Marx's claim that religion was the opium of the people -- in contrast, Aron argued that in...

     (1905–1983), French philosopher and sociologist
  • Giovanni Arrighi
    Giovanni Arrighi
    Giovanni Arrighi was a scholar of political economy and sociology, and as of 1998 a Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His work has been translated into over fifteen languages....

    , Italian sociologist
  • James Arvanitakis, Australian sociologist
  • Johan Asplund
    Johan Asplund
    Johan Asplund is a Swedish sociologist interested in social interaction and ethnomethodology. At present, his works are not widely translated from the original Swedish...

     (born 1937), Swedish sociologist
  • Vilhelm Aubert
    Vilhelm Aubert
    Johan Vilhelm Aubert was an influential Norwegian sociologist. He was a professor at the University of Oslo from 1963 to his death, first at the Department of the Sociology of Law and then at the Department of the Sociology of Law...

     (1922–1988), Norwegian sociologist
  • Francisco Ayala
    Francisco Ayala (novelist)
    Francisco Ayala García-Duarte was a Spanish writer, the last representative of the Generation of '27.- Biography :...

    , Spanish sociologist and novelist


  • Patrick Baert
    Patrick Baert
    Patrick Baert is a Belgian sociologist and social theorist, based in Britain. He is Reader in Social Theory at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. Born in Brussels in 1961, Baert studied at the Free University of Brussels and at Oxford University where he obtained...

    , British sociologist
  • Sergio Bagú
    Sergio Bagú
    Sergio Bagú was an Argentinian Marxist historian, sociologist and political philosopher.Bagú, who was born in Buenos Aires, was a lecturer at the University of Illinois, Middlebury College and the University of Buenos Aires. As a university professor, he was exiled by the military junta in...

    , Argentinian sociologist
  • Kenneth D. Bailey
    Kenneth D. Bailey (sociologist)
    Kenneth D. Bailey is an American sociologist, systems scientist and professor of sociology at the University of California in Los Angeles.- Biography :...

    , American sociologist
  • Georges Balandier
    Georges Balandier
    Georges Balandier is a French sociologist, anthropologist and ethnologist noted for his research in Sub-Saharan Africa...

    , French sociologist
  • Emily Greene Balch
    Emily Greene Balch
    Emily Greene Balch was an American academic, writer, and pacifist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 , notably for her work with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom .Born in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston into an affluent family, she was amongst the first...

    , American professor of sociology and Nobel Peace laureate.
  • Robert Balch
    Robert Balch
    Robert William Balch is a sociologist from the University of Montana. Balch is best-known for his studies of Heaven's Gate , the Aryan Nations, and the Love Family.-Education:*Ph...

    , American sociologist
  • E. Digby Baltzell
    E. Digby Baltzell
    Edward Digby Baltzell was an American sociologist, academic and author.-Life and career:Baltzell was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a wealthy Episcopalian family. "Digby" attended St. Paul's School, an Episcopal boarding school in New Hampshire. He attended the University of Pennsylvania,...

    , American sociologist
  • Yves Barel, French sociologist
  • Eileen Barker
    Eileen Barker
    Eileen Vartan Barker OBE, born in Edinburgh, UK, is a professor in sociology, an emeritus member of the London School of Economics , and a consultant to that institution's Centre for the Study of Human Rights...

    , British sociologist
  • Anne Bargès
    Anne Bargès
    Anne Bargès is a sociologist and a anthropologist.She is doctor in sociocultural anthropology and doctor in medicine.She is studying anthropology of body, illness and health. She is also studying sociology of medicine, of live sciences and biotechnology...

    , French sociologist
  • Barry Barnes, British sociologist
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    Roland Gérard Barthes was a French literary theorist, philosopher, critic, and semiotician. Barthes' ideas explored a diverse range of fields and he influenced the development of schools of theory including structuralism, semiotics, existentialism, social theory, Marxism, anthropology and...

     (1915–1980), French literary critic, literary and social theorist, philosopher, and semiotician
  • Roger Bastide
    Roger Bastide
    Roger Bastide was a French sociologist and anthropologist, specialist in sociology and Brazilian literature.The character Agliè in Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum bears resemblance to Roger Bastide....

    , French sociologist
  • Gregory Bateson
    Gregory Bateson
    Gregory Bateson was an English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many other fields. He had a natural ability to recognize order and pattern in the universe...

     (1904–1980), English/American cybernetican
  • Jean Baubérot
    Jean Baubérot
    Jean Baubérot , is a French historian and sociologist specialist in sociology of religions and founder of the sociology of secularism....

     (born 1941), French historian and sociologist
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism.-Life:...

     (1929–2007), French cultural theorist
  • Zygmunt Bauman
    Zygmunt Bauman
    Zygmunt Bauman is a Polish sociologist who, since 1971, has resided in England after being driven out of Poland by an anti-Semitic campaign, engineered by the Communist government which he had previously supported...

     (born 1925), Polish/British sociologist
  • Frank Bean
    Frank Bean
    Frank D. Bean is Chancellor's Professor of Sociology and Director of the at the University of California, Irvine.-Accomplishments:He is the author or editor of more than 150 scholarly articles and chapters and eighteen books. His research focuses on international migration, unauthorized migration,...

    , American sociologist
  • Peter Bearman
    Peter Bearman
    Peter Shawn Bearman is an American sociologist. He is Jonathan Cole Professor of the Social Sciences in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University....

     (born 1956), American sociologist
  • Ulrich Beck
    Ulrich Beck
    Ulrich Beck is a German sociologist who holds a professorship at Munich University and at the London School of Economics.-Life:...

     (born 1944), German sociologist
  • Gary Becker
    Gary Becker
    Gary Stanley Becker is an American economist. He is a professor of economics, sociology at the University of Chicago and a professor at the Booth School of Business. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1992, and received the United States' Presidential Medal of Freedom...

    , American economist
  • Howard S. Becker
    Howard S. Becker
    Howard Saul Becker is an American sociologist who made major contributions to the sociology of deviance, sociology of art, and sociology of music. Becker also wrote extensively on sociological writing styles and methodologies. In addition, Becker's book The Outsiders provided the foundations for...

     (born 1928), American sociologist
  • Jens Beckert, German sociologist
  • Richard F. Behrendt
    Richard Fritz Behrendt
    Richard Fritz Behrendt was a German sociologist....

     (1908–1973), German sociologist
  • Daniel Bell
    Daniel Bell
    Daniel Bell was an American sociologist, writer, editor, and professor emeritus at Harvard University, best known for his seminal contributions to the study of post-industrialism...

     (born 1919), American sociologist
  • Robert N. Bellah
    Robert N. Bellah
    Robert Neelly Bellah is an American sociologist, now the Elliott Professor of Sociology, Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Bellah is best known for his work related to "American civil religion"...

    , American sociologist
  • Walden Bello
    Walden Bello
    Walden Bello is a Filipino author, academic, and political analyst. He is a professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman, as well as executive director of Focus on the Global South...

    , Filipino sociologist
  • Reinhard Bendix
    Reinhard Bendix
    Reinhard Bendix was a German American sociologist.Born in Berlin, Germany, he briefly belonged to Neu beginnen and Hashomer Hatzair, groups that resisted the Nazis. In 1938 he emigrated to the United States. He received his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and subsequently...

    , German-American sociologist
  • Walter Benjamin
    Walter Benjamin
    Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a German-Jewish intellectual, who functioned variously as a literary critic, philosopher, sociologist, translator, radio broadcaster and essayist...

     (1892–1940), German cultural writer and sociologist
  • Joseph Berger, American sociologist
  • Peter L. Berger
    Peter L. Berger
    Peter Ludwig Berger is an Austrian-born American sociologist well known for his work, co-authored with Thomas Luckmann, The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge .-Biography:...

     (born 1929), Austro-American sociologist
  • Pierre L. van den Berghe
    Pierre L. van den Berghe
    Pierre L. van den Berghe is professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at the University of Washington, where he has worked since 1965. Born in the Congo to Belgian parents, and spending World War II in occupied Belgium, he was an early witness to ethnic conflict and racism, which eventually...

    , Belgian sociologist
  • Henri Bergson
    Henri Bergson
    Henri-Louis Bergson was a major French philosopher, influential especially in the first half of the 20th century. Bergson convinced many thinkers that immediate experience and intuition are more significant than rationalism and science for understanding reality.He was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize...

     (1859–1941), French philosopher
  • Jessie Bernard
    Jessie Bernard
    Jessie Shirley Bernard was a sociologist and noted feminist scholar. She was a persistent forerunner of feminist thought in American sociology and her life's work is characterized as extraordinarly productive spanning several intellectual and political eras...

    , American feminist sociologist
  • Eduard Bernstein
    Eduard Bernstein
    Eduard Bernstein was a German social democratic theoretician and politician, a member of the SPD, and the founder of evolutionary socialism and revisionism.- Life :...

    , German politician and intellectual
  • Jean-Michel Berthelot
    Jean-Michel Berthelot
    Jean-Michel Berthelot was a French sociologist, philosopher, epistemologist and social theorist, specialist in philosophy of social sciences, history of sociology, sociology of education, sociology of knowledge, sociology of science and sociology of body.- Epistemology and history of sociology...

    , French sociologist
  • Andre Beteille
    Andre Béteille
    Andre Béteille is one of India's leading sociologists and writers. He is particularly well known for his studies of the caste system in South India...

    , Indian sociologist
  • Robert Bierstedt
    Robert Bierstedt
    Robert Bierstedt was an American sociologist who often wrote about sociological theory, culture, and constitutional law. He was a native of Burlington, Iowa and graduated in philosophy from the University of Iowa in 1934...

    , American sociologist
  • Norman Birnbaum
    Norman Birnbaum
    Norman Birnbaum is an American sociologist. He is an emeritus professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and a member of the editorial board of The Nation. He was educated in New York City's public schools, at Williams College, and has a doctorate in sociology from Harvard University...

    , American sociologist
  • Donald Black, American sociologist
  • Hubert M. Blalock, American sociologist
  • Peter Blau
    Peter Blau
    Peter Michael Blau was an American sociologist and theorist. Born in Vienna, Austria, he immigrated to the United States in 1939. He received his PhD at Columbia University in 1952, and was an instructor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan from 1949–1951, before moving on to teach...

     (1918–2002), American sociologist
  • Kathleen M. Blee
    Kathleen M. Blee
    Kathleen M. Blee is a professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her areas of interest include gender, race and racism, social movements, and sociology of space and place. She is notable for her expertise on women in the Ku Klux Klan.- Education :Blee received a Ph.D. in sociology...

     (born 1953), American sociologist
  • David Bloor
    David Bloor
    David Bloor is a professor in, and a former director of, the at the University of Edinburgh .He started his academic career in philosophy and psychology. In the 1970s he and Barry Barnes were the major figures of the strong programme, which put forward queries against philosophical a priorism in...

    , British sociologist
  • Hans-Peter Blossfeld, German sociologist
  • Herbert Blumer
    Herbert Blumer
    Herbert George Blumer was an American sociologist. Continuing the work of George Herbert Mead, he named and developed the topic of symbolic interactionism. According to Blumer himself, his main post-graduate scholarly interests were symbolic interactionism and methodological problems...

     (1900–1987), American sociologist
  • Olivier Bobineau
    Olivier Bobineau
    Olivier Bobineau is a French sociologist specialized in the sociology of religion.He teaches sociology at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, the Institut Catholique de Paris and the École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales, he is also Director of the Institut du sens...

     (born 1972), French sociologist
  • Luc Boltanski
    Luc Boltanski
    Luc Boltanski is the leading figure in the new "pragmatic" school of French sociology. He is a professor at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, and the founder of the Groupe de Sociologie Politique et Morale....

    , French sociologist
  • Scott Boorman
    Scott Boorman
    Scott Archer Boorman is a mathematical sociologist at Yale University.-Life:He earned his B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, and was a Harvard Junior Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard University and was appointed to a full professorship at Penn before...

     (born 1949), American sociologist
  • Charles Booth
    Charles Booth (philanthropist)
    Charles Booth was an English philanthropist and social researcher. He is most famed for his innovative work on documenting working class life in London at the end of the 19th century, work that along with that of Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree influenced government intervention against poverty in the...

    , British social researcher
  • Ernst Borinski
    Ernst Borinski
    Ernst Borinski was a German-Jewish sociologist and intellectual, who contributed to undermining Jim Crow laws in Mississippi during the 1950s and 1960s.-Background:...

     (1901-1983), German sociologist
  • Thomas Bottomore
    Thomas Bottomore
    Thomas Burton Bottomore , usually known as Tom Bottomore, was a British Marxist sociologist.Bottomore was Secretary of the International Sociological Association from 1953 to 1959...

     (1920–1992), British sociologist
  • Raymond Boudon
    Raymond Boudon
    Raymond Boudon is a French sociologist.He is a Professor in the University of Paris-Sorbonne, and is a member of many important institutions: Académie des Sciences morales et politiques, Academia Europaea, British Academy, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, International Academy of Human...

    , French sociologist
  • Pierre Bourdieu
    Pierre Bourdieu
    Pierre Bourdieu was a French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher.Starting from the role of economic capital for social positioning, Bourdieu pioneered investigative frameworks and terminologies such as cultural, social, and symbolic capital, and the concepts of habitus, field or location,...

     (1930–2002), French sociologist
  • Richard Breen, British sociologist
  • John David Brewer
    John David Brewer
    John David Brewer is an English sociologist, the President of the British Sociological Association , and Sixth-Century Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen.-Background:...

     (born 1951), British sociologist
  • Carl Brinkmann
    Carl Brinkmann
    Carl Brinkmann was a German sociologist and economist, focusing on socioeconomics and the history of political economy....

     (1885–1954), German sociologist
  • David G. Bromley
    David G. Bromley
    David G. Bromley is a professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He has written extensively about "cults", new religious movements, apostasy, and the anti-cult movement.- Education and career :Bromley received his...

    , American sociologist
  • Rogers Brubaker
    Rogers Brubaker
    Rogers Brubaker is an American sociologist, and professor at University of California, Los Angeles.-Works:*, Harvard University Press, 1992, ISBN 9780674131781* , Princeton University Press, 2006, ISBN 9780691128344...

    , American sociologist
  • Walter F. Buckley
    Walter F. Buckley
    Walter Frederick Buckley was an American professor of sociology. He was among the first to apply concepts from general systems theory , based on the work of Bertalanffy, to sociology. The sociologist was not specifically aligned to either the cybernetics or the general systems movements.-...

    , American sociologist
  • Michael Burawoy
    Michael Burawoy
    Michael Burawoy is a British, sociological Marxist, best known as author of Manufacturing Consent: Changes in the Labor Process under Monopoly Capitalisma study on work and organizations that has been translated into a number of languagesand as the leading proponent of public sociology...

    , American sociologist
  • Ernest Burgess
    Ernest Burgess
    Ernest Watson Burgess was an urban sociologist born in Tilbury, Ontario. He was educated at Kingfisher College in Oklahoma and continued graduate studies in sociology at the University of Chicago. In 1916, he returned to the University of Chicago, as a faculty member. Burgess was hired as an...

     (1886–1966), Canadian sociologist
  • Tom R. Burns
    Tom R. Burns
    Tom R. Burns is a European/American sociologist.-Education:He grew up in Arkansas, and was in a Franciscan Monastery for a number of years. As a teenager, he attended Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts, before going to Stanford University to study physics and mathematics...

    , European-American sociologist
  • Ronald Burt, American sociologist
  • Judith Butler
    Judith Butler
    Judith Butler is an American post-structuralist philosopher, who has contributed to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics. She is a professor in the Rhetoric and Comparative Literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley.Butler received her Ph.D...

     (born 1956), American gender theorist


  • Roger Caillois
    Roger Caillois
    Roger Caillois was a French intellectual whose idiosyncratic work brought together literary criticism, sociology, and philosophy by focusing on subjects as diverse as games, play and the sacred...

    , French sociologist
  • Craig Calhoun
    Craig Calhoun
    Craig Calhoun is an American sociologist and an advocate of using social science to address issues of public concern. He is president of the Social Science Research Council, University Professor of the Social Sciences at New York University and Director of NYU's...

    , American sociologist
  • Michel Callon
    Michel Callon
    Michel Callon is a Professor of Sociology at the Ecole des Mines de Paris and member of the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation. He is an influential author in the field of Science and Technology Studies and one of the leading proponents of Actor-network theory with Bruno Latour.In recent years ,...

    , French sociologist
  • Elias Canetti
    Elias Canetti
    Elias Canetti was a Bulgarian-born modernist novelist, playwright, memoirist, and non-fiction writer. He wrote in German and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981, "for writings marked by a broad outlook, a wealth of ideas and artistic power".-Life:...

    , Bulgaria-born novelist and outsider sociologist
  • Georges Canguilhem
    Georges Canguilhem
    Georges Canguilhem was a French philosopher and physician who specialized in epistemology and the philosophy of science .-Life and work:...

    , French intellectual
  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso
    Fernando Henrique Cardoso
    Fernando Henrique Cardoso – also known by his initials FHC – was the 34th President of the Federative Republic of Brazil for two terms from January 1, 1995 to December 31, 2002. He is an accomplished sociologist, professor and politician...

    , (born 1931), Brazilian sociologist, former President of Brazil
  • Kathleen Carley
    Kathleen Carley
    Kathleen M. Carley is an American social scientist specializing in dynamic network analysis. She is a professor in the School of Computer Science in the Institute for Software Research International at Carnegie Mellon University and also holds appointments in the Tepper School of Business, the...

    , American computational sociologist
  • Antonio Caso, Mexican sociologist
  • Robert Castel
    Robert Castel
    Robert Castel is a French sociologist, currently a researcher at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales.-Work:...

    , French sociologist
  • Manuel Castells
    Manuel Castells
    Manuel Castells is a sociologist especially associated with information society and communication research....

     (born 1942), Spanish sociologist and urban planner
  • Cornelius Castoriadis
    Cornelius Castoriadis
    Cornelius Castoriadis was a Greek philosopher, social critic, economist, psychoanalyst, author of The Imaginary Institution of Society, and co-founder of the Socialisme ou Barbarie group.-Early life in Athens:...

     (1922–1997), Greek philosopher and political theorist
  • Daniel Cefai, French sociologist
  • Michel de Certeau
    Michel de Certeau
    Michel de Certeau was a French Jesuit and scholar whose work combined history, psychoanalysis, philosophy, and the social sciences.-Education:...

    , French cultural sociologist
  • Janet Saltzman Chafetz, feminist sociologist
  • Francis Stuart Chapin
    Francis Stuart Chapin
    Francis Stuart Chapin was an American sociologist and educator.He received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University in 1909, as well as his PhD from the same school in 1911. He taught economics at Wellesley College for one year...

     (1888–1974), American sociologist
  • Christopher Chase-Dunn
    Christopher Chase-Dunn
    Christopher Chase-Dunn is an American sociologist best known for his contributions to world-systems theory.-Education and career:...

    , American sociologist
  • Louis Chauvel
    Louis Chauvel
    Louis Chauvel, born in 1967, is a French sociologist, full professor at Sciences Po , PhD Université de Lille , Habilitation Sciences Po . He is specialized in social generations, in the analysis of social structures, in cohort and generational change...

     (born 1967), French sociologist
  • Mohamed Cherkaoui, Moroccan/French sociologist
  • Eli Chinoy, Mexican sociologist
  • Nancy Chodorow
    Nancy Chodorow
    Nancy Julia Chodorow is a feminist sociologist and psychoanalyst. She has written a number of influential books, including The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender ; Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory ; Femininities, Masculinities, Sexualities: Freud and Beyond ;...

     (born 1944), American sociologist, psychoanalyst, and gender theorist
  • Nicholas A. Christakis
    Nicholas A. Christakis
    Nicholas A. Christakis is a Greek American physician and sociologist known for his research on social networks and on the socioeconomic and biosocial determinants of health, longevity, and behavior...

    , American sociologist
  • Chua Beng Huat
    Chua Beng Huat
    Chua Beng Huat , a Singaporean, is a Provost Professor and the Head of the Department of Sociology at National University of Singapore . He is concurrently the Cluster Leader of the Cultural Studies in Asia program at Asia Research Institute ....

    , Singaporean sociologist
  • Aaron Cicourel
    Aaron Cicourel
    Aaron Victor Cicourel, who is currently professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California, San Diego,specializes in sociolinguistics, medical communication, decision-making, and child socialization. Early in his career, he was intellectually influenced greatly by Alfred Schutz, Erving...

    , American sociologist
  • Dieter Claessens
    Dieter Claessens
    Dieter Claessens was a German sociologist and anthropologist.- Life :Returning as POW from the Soviet Union Dieter Claessens studied sociology, anthropology, and psychology in Berlin, where he got his doctorate from the Freie Universität in 1957...

     (1921–1997), German sociologist,
  • Lars Clausen
    Lars Clausen
    Lars Clausen was a German sociologist and professor at the University of Kiel.-Life and work:During World War II, the family lived on the Darß...

     (born 1935), German sociologist
  • Richard Cloward
    Richard Cloward
    Richard Andrew Cloward was an American sociologist and an activist. He influenced the Strain theory of criminal behavior and the concept of anomie, and was a primary motivator for the passage of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 known as "Motor Voter"...

     (1926–2001), American sociologist
  • Ronald L. Cohen
    Ronald L. Cohen
    Ronald L. Cohen is a social psychologist whose research is focused on justice. He is a faculty member at Bennington College and the co-author or editor of several books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, including:...

    , American social psychologist
  • Stanley Cohen
    Stanley Cohen (sociologist)
    Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.-Life:Cohen was born in Johannesberg, South Africa in 1942. He grew up in South Africa and was an undergraduate at the University of Witwatersrand, studying Sociology and Social Work. He came to London in...

    , British sociologist (criminology)
  • James Samuel Coleman (1926–1995), American sociologist
  • Harry Collins
    Harry Collins
    Harry Collins is a British professor at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. While at the University of Bath Professor Collins developed the Bath School approach to the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge...

    , British sociologist
  • Patricia Hill Collins
    Patricia Hill Collins
    Patricia Hill Collins, is Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, former head of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Cincinnati and past President of the American Sociological Association Council...

     (born 1948), American sociologist
  • Randall Collins
    Randall Collins
    Randall Collins, Ph.D. is the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Advisory Editors Council of the Social Evolution & History Journal. He is considered to be one of the leading non-Marxist conflict theorists in the United...

    , American sociologist
  • Paul Colomy, American sociologist
  • Auguste Comte
    Auguste Comte
    Isidore Auguste Marie François Xavier Comte , better known as Auguste Comte , was a French philosopher, a founder of the discipline of sociology and of the doctrine of positivism...

     (1798–1857), French founder of sociology
  • Nicolas de Condorcet, French mathematician and early sociologist.
  • Dalton Conley
    Dalton Conley
    Dalton Clark Conley is an American sociologist. He is University Professor of the Social Sciences and the Chair of the Department of Sociology at New York University...

    , American sociologist
  • R.W. Connell (born 1944), Australian sociologist
  • Paul Connerton
    Paul Connerton
    Paul Connerton is a sociologist, currently professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University.His single contribution to critical and cultural studies is his book How Societies Remember that opened the discussion of collective memory to include bodily gestures, finding in...

    , British sociologist
  • Charles Cooley
    Charles Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley was an American sociologist and the son of Thomas M. Cooley. He studied and went on to teach economics and sociology at the University of Michigan, and he was a founding member and the eighth president of the American Sociological Association...

     (1864–1929), American sociologist
  • Lewis A. Coser
    Lewis A. Coser
    Lewis Coser was an American sociologist. The 66th president of the American Sociological Association in 1975....

     (1913–2003), American sociologist
  • Anna Julia Cooper, American sociologist
  • Carl J. Couch
    Carl J. Couch
    Carl J. Couch was the founder of the "New Iowa School" of symbolic interactionism, was also a founder and past president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism and served as president of the Midwest Sociological Society.Couch received his B.A. in 1951, his M.A. in 1954, and his...

     (1925–1994), American sociologist
  • Douglas E. Cowan
    Douglas E. Cowan
    Douglas E. Cowan is a Canadian academic in religious studies and the sociology of religion and currently holds a teaching position at Renison College, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada...

    , Canadian sociologist
  • Maxine Leeds Craig
    Maxine Leeds Craig
    Maxine Leeds Craig is a professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis . She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. She is the author of Ain't I a Beauty Queen? Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race .-References:...

    , American sociologist
  • Colin Crouch, British sociologist
  • Michel Crozier
    Michel Crozier
    Michel Crozier is a French sociologist and member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques since 1999. He is also an officer of the Légion d'honneur and a commander of the Ordre National du Mérite, as well as a laureate of the Prix Tocqueville.Michel Crozier didn't become a sociologist...

    , French sociologist
  • Agustin Cueva, Ecuadorian sociologist
  • Stefan Czarnowski
    Stefan Czarnowski
    Stefan Czarnowski was a Polish sociologist, professor of the University of Warsaw.Member of the Polish pro-independence movements, he fought in the Polish Legions and the Polish-Soviet War. At first supporter of endecja, he gravitated towards supporting Polish Socialist Party.His works centered on...

     (1879–1937), Polish sociologist


  • Robert Dahl (born 1915), American political scientist
  • Dankwart Danckwerts
    Dankwart Danckwerts
    Dankwart Danckwerts is a German sociologist.After some time in business he qualified in , graduated at the Hamburg University, 1960, and worked after that at the University of Münster with Helmut Schelsky, where he gained his doctoral degree Dankwart Danckwerts (born 1933 at Hamburg) is a German...

     (born 1933), German sociologist
  • Ralf Dahrendorf
    Ralf Dahrendorf
    Ralf Gustav Dahrendorf, Baron Dahrendorf, KBE, FBA was a German-British sociologist, philosopher, political scientist and liberal politician....

     (1929–2009), German-British sociologist and politician
  • Randy David
    Randy David
    Randolf "Randy" S. David is a Filipino journalist, television host and a sociologist. He currently pens a weekly newspaper column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer...

    , Filipino sociologist
  • Kingsley Davis
    Kingsley Davis
    Kingsley Davis , identified by the American Philosophical Society as one of the most outstanding social scientists of the twentieth century, was a Hoover Institution senior research fellow and internationally recognized American sociologist and demographer...

    , American sociologist
  • Georges Davy, French sociologist
  • Manuel De Landa
    Manuel de Landa
    Manuel De Landa, , is a writer, artist and philosopher who has lived in New York since 1975. He is presently the Gilles Deleuze Chair of Contemporary Philosophy and Science at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland; a lecturer at the Canisius College in Buffalo, New York; a lecturer...

    , Mexican social theorist
  • Donatella della Porta
    Donatella della Porta
    Donatella della Porta is a professor of political science and sociology, known for her research in the areas of social movements, corruption, political violence and political sociology....

    , Italian sociologist and political scientist
  • François de Singly, French sociologist
  • Régis Debray
    Régis Debray
    Jules Régis Debray is a French intellectual, journalist, government official and professor. He is known for his theorization of mediology, a critical theory of the long-term transmission of cultural meaning in human society; and for having fought in 1967 with Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara in...

    , French mediologist
  • Alexander Deichsel
    Alexander Deichsel
    Alexander Deichsel is a German sociologist and professor at the University of Hamburg .Deischel completed his abitur at the Christianeum Hamburg....

     (born 1935), German sociologist
  • Gilles Deleuze
    Gilles Deleuze
    Gilles Deleuze , was a French philosopher who, from the early 1960s until his death, wrote influentially on philosophy, literature, film, and fine art. His most popular works were the two volumes of Capitalism and Schizophrenia: Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus , both co-written with Félix...

     (1925–1995), French philosopher
  • Christine Delphy
    Christine Delphy
    Christine Delphy is a French sociologist, feminist, writer and theorist. She was a co-founder of the review Nouvelles questions féministes with Simone de Beauvoir in 1977.-Biography:...

    , French sociologist
  • Bogdan Denitch
    Bogdan Denitch
    Bogdan Denitch is an American sociologist of Yugoslav origin who is an emeritus professor at the City University of New York . He is a leading authority on the political sociology of the former Yugoslavia...

    , American sociologist
  • Norman Denzin, American sociologist
  • Régis Dericquebourg
    Régis Dericquebourg
    Régis Dericquebourg is a French sociologist of religions.He wrote his thesis on Jehovah's Witnesses under the direction of Jean Seguy. He holds a doctorate in psychosociology and a postgraduate degree in clinical psychology from the Institute of Paris 7...

     (born 1947), French sociologist of religions
  • Jacques Derrida
    Jacques Derrida
    Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher, born in French Algeria. He developed the critical theory known as deconstruction and his work has been labeled as post-structuralism and associated with postmodern philosophy...

    , French philosopher
  • Mario Diani, Italian sociologist
  • Heinz Dieterich
    Heinz Dieterich
    Heinz Dieterich or Heinz Dieterich Steffan is a German sociologist and a political analyst residing in Mexico. He is better known for his leftist ideals...

    , German-Mexican sociologist
  • Helen Dinerman
    Helen Dinerman
    Helen Schneider Dinerman was an American sociologist and public opinion researcher.- Biography :Born in New York City in 1920, Dinerman received her education at Hunter College and Columbia University...

     (1920–1974), American public opinion researcher
  • Paul DiMaggio
    Paul DiMaggio
    Paul Joseph DiMaggio is an American educator, and professor of sociology at Princeton University since 1992.-Career:...

    , American cultural sociologist
  • Georgi Dimitrov Dimitrov
    Georgi Dimitrov Dimitrov
    Georgi D. Dimitrov is a Bulgarian sociologist and Professor at the European Studies department of Sofia University. Doctor Habilis in Sociology . He works in the field of historical sociology. Major works on: history and sociology of sociology, education reform, modernity, European civilisation,...

    , Bulgarian sociologist
  • Stuart C. Dodd
    Stuart C. Dodd
    Stuart Carter Dodd was an American sociologist and an educator, who published research on the Middle East and on mathematical sociology, and was a pioneer in scientific polling.- Biography :Stuart Dodd graduated from Princeton University in 1926...

    , American sociologist
  • G. William Domhoff
    G. William Domhoff
    George William Domhoff is a research professor in psychology and sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz...

    , American sociologist
  • Jose Mauricio Domingues, Brazilian social theorist
  • Jacques Donzelot, French sociologist
  • Mary Douglas
    Mary Douglas
    Dame Mary Douglas, DBE, FBA was a British anthropologist, known for her writings on human culture and symbolism....

    , British anthropologist and sociologist of perception
  • Tommy Douglas
    Tommy Douglas
    Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas, was a Scottish-born Baptist minister who became a prominent Canadian social democratic politician...

    , Canadian politician
  • W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963), American sociologist and civil rights leader
  • Denis Duclos
    Denis Duclos
    Denis Duclos is a French sociologist, Ph.D. and research director at the CNRS in Paris. He is the author of The werewolf complex: America's fascination with violence‎...

    , French sociologist
  • François Dubet, French sociologist
  • Otis Dudley Duncan
    Otis Dudley Duncan
    Otis Dudley Duncan was "the most important quantitative sociologist in the world in the latter half of the 20th century", according to sociologist Leo Goodman...

    , American sociologist
  • Mitchell Duneier
    Mitchell Duneier
    Mitchell Duneier is an American sociologist currently Professor of Sociology at Princeton University and regular Visiting Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York....

    , American sociologist
  • Eric Dunning
    Eric Dunning
    Eric Dunning is Emeritus Professor of sociology at the University of Leicester, UK.-Career:Eric Dunning was a pioneer in the sociology of sport and the founder, with Patrick Murphy, of the . He is the author of a number of books and articles on sport and the figurational sociology of Norbert Elias...

    , British sociologist
  • Émile Durkheim
    Émile Durkheim
    David Émile Durkheim was a French sociologist. He formally established the academic discipline and, with Karl Marx and Max Weber, is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and father of sociology.Much of Durkheim's work was concerned with how societies could maintain...

     (1858–1917), French sociologist
  • Troy Duster
    Troy Duster
    Troy Duster is a sociologist with research interests in the sociology of science, public policy, race and ethnicity and deviance. He is a Chancellor’s Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley and professor of sociology and director of the Institute for the History of the Production of Knowledge at...

    , American sociologist
  • Maurice Duverger
    Maurice Duverger
    Maurice Duverger is a French jurist, sociologist and politician. He was born in Angoulême, Charente.Starting his career as a jurist at the University of Bordeaux, Duverger became more and more involved in political science and in 1948 founded one of the first faculties for political science in...

    , French sociologist
  • Gunter Dux, German sociologist


  • Gerald L. Eberlein
    Gerald L. Eberlein
    Gerald L. Eberlein was a German sociology educator.-Biography:Eberlein was born in Berlin to Kurt Karl and Alice Caroline Eberlein....

     (born 1930), German sociologist
  • Klaus Eder, German sociologist
  • Alain Ehrenberg
    Alain Ehrenberg
    Alain Ehrenberg, born in Paris in 1950, is a French sociologist.Author of a PhD thesis of sociology Archangels, warriors, military men and sportsmen...

    , French sociologist
  • Glen H. Elder, Jr., American sociologist
  • Norbert Elias
    Norbert Elias
    Norbert Elias was a German sociologist of Jewish descent, who later became a British citizen.-Biography:...

     (1897–1990), German sociologist
  • Elizabethann Ellis (born 1965) Disability researcher
  • Jon Elster
    Jon Elster
    Jon Elster is a Norwegian social and political theorist who has authored works in the philosophy of social science and rational choice theory...

    , Norwegian sociologist
  • Friedrich Engels
    Friedrich Engels
    Friedrich Engels was a German industrialist, social scientist, author, political theorist, philosopher, and father of Marxist theory, alongside Karl Marx. In 1845 he published The Condition of the Working Class in England, based on personal observations and research...

     (1820–1895), German socialist philosopher
  • Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt (born 1923), Israeli sociologist
  • Mustafa Emirbayer, American sociologist
  • Hugo O. Engelmann
    Hugo O. Engelmann
    Hugo Otto Engelmann was an American sociologist, anthropologist and general systems theorist. Throughout his work he emphasized the significance of history.- Biography :...

     (1917–2002), US-American sociologist
  • Paula England, US-American sociologist
  • Ronald Enroth
    Ronald Enroth
    Ronald M. Enroth is Professor of Sociology at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, and a prominent evangelical Christian author of books concerning what he defines as "cults" and "new religious movements"....

     (born 1938), US-American sociologist
  • Kai T. Erikson
    Kai T. Erikson
    Kai Theodor Erikson is an American sociologist, noted as an authority on the social consequences of catastrophic events. He served as the 76th president of the American Sociological Association....

     (born 1931), US-American sociologist
  • Hartmut Esser, German sociologist
  • Gosta Esping-Andersen, Danish sociologist
  • Amitai Etzioni
    Amitai Etzioni
    Amitai Etzioni is a German-Israeli-American sociologist.-Biography:In 1933, Amitai Etzioni was only four years old when the Nazis rose to power in Germany. He was separated from his family but reunited with them by the year 1947...

     (born 1929), US-American sociologist
  • Peter B. Evans, US-American sociologist


  • Enzo Faletto, Chilean sociologist
  • Orlando Fals Borda
    Orlando Fals Borda
    Orlando Fals Borda was a Colombian researcher and sociologist, one of the most important Latin American thinkers, and one of the founders of participatory action research. Together with Father Camilo Torres Restrepo, in 1959 he set up the first sociology faculty in Latin America at the National...

    , Colombian sociologist
  • Frantz Fanon
    Frantz Fanon
    Frantz Fanon was a Martiniquo-Algerian psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary and writer whose work is influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory and Marxism...

    , Martinican intellectual and sociologist
  • Rick Fantasia
    Rick Fantasia
    Rick Fantasia is the Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor in the Social Sciences at Smith College in the United States and Director of its Kahn Liberal Arts Institute....

    , American sociologist
  • Thomas Fararo
    Thomas Fararo
    Thomas J. Fararo is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh. After earning a Ph.D. in sociology at Syracuse University in 1963, he received a three year postdoctoral fellowship for studies in pure and applied mathematics at Stanford University...

     (born 1933), American mathematical sociologist
  • Paul Fauconnet
    Paul Fauconnet
    Paul Fauconnet was a French sociologist who is best known as a contributor to the Annee Sociologique.Fauconnet aggregated in philosophy in 1892 and earned his doctorate in philosophy in 1895. He also earned a further doctorate in law in 1920, although his interest in the law was purely scholarly...

     (1874–1938), French sociologist
  • Gary Faulkner (born 1940), American sociologist
  • Joe Feagin
    Joe Feagin
    Joe R. Feagin is a U.S. sociologist and social theorist who has conducted extensive research on racial and gender issues, especially in regard to the United States.-Early life:...

    , American sociologist
  • David Featherman, American sociologist
  • Fei Xiaotong
    Fei Xiaotong
    Fei Xiaotong, or Fei Hsiao-Tung was a pioneering Chinese researcher and professor of sociology and anthropology; he was also noted for his studies in the study of China's ethnic groups as well as a social activist...

     (1910–2005), Chinese sociologist and anthropologist
  • Adam Ferguson
    Adam Ferguson
    Adam Ferguson FRSE, also known as Ferguson of Raith was a Scottish philosopher, social scientist and historian of the Scottish Enlightenment...

    , Scottish social philosopher
  • Anuška Ferligoj
    Anuška Ferligoj
    Anuška Ferligoj is a Slovenian mathematician, born 1947 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, whose work in network analysis research is internationally recognized. Her interests include multivariate analysis , social networks , and survey methodology...

    , Slovenian mathematical sociologist
  • Florestan Fernandes
    Florestan Fernandes
    Florestan Fernandes was a Brazilian sociologist and politician. He was also elected federal deputy twice.- Life and career :...

     (1920–1995), Brazilian sociologist
  • Myra Marx Ferree
    Myra Marx Ferree
    Myra Marx Ferree is a professor of sociology and director of the Center for German and European Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is also a member of the Women’s Studies Program. In 2005 she was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and in 2004 the...

     (born 1949), American sociologist
  • Enrico Ferri
    Enrico Ferri
    Enrico Ferri was an Italian criminologist, socialist, and student of Cesare Lombroso. However, whereas Lombroso researched the physiological factors that motivated criminals, Ferri investigated social and economic factors. Ferri was the author of Criminal Sociology in 1884 and the editor for...

    , Italian sociologist and criminologist
  • Gary Alan Fine
    Gary Alan Fine
    Gary Alan Fine is an American sociologist and author.- Life and career :The son of Bernard David Fine and Bernice Estelle Tanz, Fine grew up in Manhattan and went to the Horace Mann School. He studied psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and then received his PhD from Harvard in social...

     (born 1950), American sociologist
  • Claude Fischer (born 1947), American author of the subcultural theory of urbanism
  • Peter Flora
    Peter Flora
    Peter Flora is an Austrian citizen and taught until his retirement in spring 2009 as a professor of sociology at the University of Mannheim.- Academic career :...

    , Austrian sociologist
  • Heinz von Foerster
    Heinz von Foerster
    Heinz von Foerster was an Austrian American scientist combining physics and philosophy. Together with Warren McCulloch, Norbert Wiener, John von Neumann, Lawrence J. Fogel, and others, Heinz von Foerster was an architect of cybernetics.-Biography:Von Foerster was born in 1911 in Vienna, Austria,...

     (1911–2002), Austrian/American cybernetican
  • Pim Fortuyn
    Pim Fortuyn
    Wilhelmus Simon Petrus Fortuijn, known as Pim Fortuyn was a Dutch politician, civil servant, sociologist, author and professor who formed his own party, Pim Fortuyn List ....

     (1948–2002), Dutch sociologist author and politician
  • Daniel A. Foss
    Daniel Foss
    Daniel A. Foss is an American sociologist and database researcher. He is the author of Freak Culture: Life Style and Politics , and Beyond Revolution: A New Theory of Social Movements .-Early life and education:...

     (born 1940), American sociologist
  • Robert Fossaert, French sociologist
  • John Bellamy Foster
    John Bellamy Foster
    John Bellamy Foster is a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon and also editor of Monthly Review, an independent socialist magazine. His writings have focused on political economy, environmental sociology, and Marxist theory...

    , American sociologist and journalist
  • Michel Foucault
    Michel Foucault
    Michel Foucault , born Paul-Michel Foucault , was a French philosopher, social theorist and historian of ideas...

     (1926–1984), French philosopher
  • Alfred Jules Émile Fouillée
    Alfred Jules Émile Fouillée
    Alfred Jules Émile Fouillée was a French philosopher.-Life:Fouillée was born at La Pouëze, Maine-et-Loire. He held several minor philosophical lectureships, and from 1864 was professor of philosophy at the lycées of Douai, Montpellier and Bordeaux successively. In 1867 and 1868 he was crowned by...

    , French philosopher and sociologist
  • Charles Fourier
    Charles Fourier
    François Marie Charles Fourier was a French philosopher. An influential thinker, some of Fourier's social and moral views, held to be radical in his lifetime, have become main currents in modern society...

     (1772–1837), French proto-sociologist
  • Renée Fox
    Renee Fox
    Renée C. Fox is an American sociologist and writer. She graduated summa cum laude from Smith College and earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University in 1954. She was a member of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, 1969–1999 as Annenberg Professor of the Social Sciences...

    , American sociologist
  • Andre Gunder Frank
    Andre Gunder Frank
    Andre Gunder Frank was a German-American economic historian and sociologist who promoted "dependency theory" after 1970 and "World Systems Theory" after 1984...

     (1929–2005), German economic historian and sociologist
  • David D. Franks, American neurosociologist
  • Nancy Fraser
    Nancy Fraser
    Nancy Fraser is an American critical theorist, currently the Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science and professor of philosophy at The New School in New York City...

    , American social theorist
  • Michel Freitag, Swiss-Canadian sociologist
  • Hans Freyer
    Hans Freyer
    Hans Freyer, born July 31, 1887 in Leipzig, died January 18, 1969 in Ebersteinburg near Baden-Baden, was a conservative German sociologist and philosopher.-Life:...

     (1887–1969), German sociologist and philosopher
  • Gilberto Freyre
    Gilberto Freyre
    Gilberto de Mello Freyre was a Brazilian sociologist, anthropologist, historian, writer, painter and congressman. His best-known work is a sociological treatise named Casa-Grande & Senzala...

     (1900–1987), Brazilian sociologist
  • Erhard Friedberg, Austrian-French sociologist
  • Georges Friedmann
    Georges Friedmann
    Georges Philippe Friedmann , French Sociologist.Georges Friedmann was the founder of a human work sociology after World War II. In 1921, after studying industrial chemistry, he entered a teacher training college on the rue d'Ulm, in Paris, France. During the war, he was an intellectual Marxist...

    , French sociologist
  • Robert W. Friedrichs
  • Stephan Fuchs, German sociologist
  • Steve Fuller, American sociologist
  • Celso Furtado
    Celso Furtado
    Celso Monteiro Furtado was an important Brazilian economist and one of the most distinguished intellectuals of his country during the 20th century. His work focuses on development and underdevelopment and on the persistence of poverty in peripheral countries throughout the world...

    , Brazilian economist


  • Gacia, Jionesa, Filipino sociologist
  • Luciano Gallino, Italian sociologist
  • Francis Galton
    Francis Galton
    Sir Francis Galton /ˈfrɑːnsɪs ˈgɔːltn̩/ FRS , cousin of Douglas Strutt Galton, half-cousin of Charles Darwin, was an English Victorian polymath: anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician...

     (1822–1911), English statistician
  • Johan Galtung
    Johan Galtung
    Johan Galtung is a Norwegian sociologist and the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies. He founded the Peace Research Institute Oslo in 1959, serving as its Director until 1970, and established the Journal of Peace Research in 1964...

    , Norwegian sociologist, mathematician, and founder of peace studies.
  • Diego Gambetta
    Diego Gambetta
    Diego Gambetta is an Italian born social scientist. He is a professor of sociology at the University of Oxford and an official fellow at Nuffield College. He is well known for his vivid and unconventional applications of economic theory and a rational choice approach to understanding a variety of...

    , Italian sociologist
  • Herbert Gans  (born 1927), American sociologist
  • Harold Garfinkel
    Harold Garfinkel
    Harold Garfinkel was a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is known for establishing and developing ethnomethodology as a field of inquiry in sociology.-Biography:...

     (born 1917), American sociologist
  • David W Garland
    David W Garland
    David Garland is Arthur T. Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology at New York University.- Biography :Born in Dundee, Scotland in 1955, he graduated from the University of Edinburgh School of Law with an LLB and from Sheffield University with a postgraduate MA in Criminology. He...

    , British sociologist
  • Marcel Gauchet
    Marcel Gauchet
    Marcel Gauchet is a French historian, philosopher and sociologist.Gauchet is professor at the Centre de recherches politiques Raymond Aron at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris and head of the periodical Le Débat .Gauchet is one of France's most prominent contemporary...

    , French sociologist
  • John Gaventa
    John Gaventa
    John Gaventa is the director of the Coady International Institute and Vice-President of International Development at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada....

    , American-British sociologist
  • Clifford Geertz
    Clifford Geertz
    Clifford James Geertz was an American anthropologist who is remembered mostly for his strong support for and influence on the practice of symbolic anthropology, and who was considered "for three decades...the single most influential cultural anthropologist in the United States." He served until...

    , American anthropologist
  • Arnold Gehlen
    Arnold Gehlen
    Arnold Gehlen was an influential conservative German philosopher and sociologist.-Biography:His major influences while studying philosophy were Hans Driesch, Nicolai Hartmann and especially Max Scheler....

     (1904–1976), German philosopher and sociologist
  • Theodor Geiger
    Theodor Geiger
    Theodor Julius Geiger was a German socialist lawyer and sociologist. He was Denmark's first professor of sociology, at the University of Åarhus.- Life :...

     (1891–1952), German sociologist
  • Ernest Gellner
    Ernest Gellner
    Ernest André Gellner was a philosopher and social anthropologist, described by The Daily Telegraph when he died as one of the world's most vigorous intellectuals and by The Independent as a "one-man crusade for critical rationalism."His first book, Words and Things —famously, and uniquely...

     (1925–1995), Czech-British philosopher and social anthropologist
  • Gary Gereffi, American sociologist
  • Gino Germani, Argentinian sociologist
  • Hans Heinrich Gerth, German-American sociologist
  • Anthony Giddens
    Anthony Giddens
    Anthony Giddens, Baron Giddens is a British sociologist who is known for his theory of structuration and his holistic view of modern societies. He is considered to be one of the most prominent modern contributors in the field of sociology, the author of at least 34 books, published in at least 29...

     (born 1938), English sociologist
  • Franklin Henry Giddings
    Franklin Henry Giddings
    Franklin Henry Giddings, Ph.D., LL.D. was an American sociologist and economist, born at Sherman, Connecticut. He graduated from Union College . For ten years, he wrote items for the Springfield, Massachusetts Republican and the Daily Union...

    , American sociologist
  • Nigel Gilbert
    Nigel Gilbert
    Nigel Gilbert is a British sociologist and a pioneer in the use of agent-based models in the social sciences. He is the founder and director of the Centre for Research in Social Simulation , author of several books on computational social sciences, social simulation and social research and editor...

    , British sociologist
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American sociologist, novelist, writer of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction, and a lecturer for social reform...

    , American sociologist
  • Paul Gilroy
    Paul Gilroy
    -Biography:Born in the East End of London to Guyanese and English parents , he was educated at University College School and obtained his bachelor's degree at Sussex University in 1978. He moved from there to Birmingham University where he completed his Ph.D...

    , British sociologist
  • Salvador Giner
    Salvador Giner
    Salvador Giner i de San Julián is a Catalan sociologist and from 2005 he is the president of the Institute of Catalan Studies.- Biography:...

    , Spanish sociologist
  • Morris Ginsberg
    Morris Ginsberg
    Morris Ginsberg was a UK sociologist. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1942 to 1943. Ginsberg helped draft the UNESCO 1950 statement titled The Race Question...

    , British sociologist
  • Corrado Gini
    Corrado Gini
    Corrado Gini was an Italian statistician, demographer and sociologist who developed the Gini coefficient, a measure of the income inequality in a society. Gini was also a leading fascist theorist and ideologue who wrote The Scientific Basis of Fascism in 1927...

     (1884–1965), Italian statistician
  • Herbert Gintis
    Herbert Gintis
    Herbert Gintis is an American behavioral scientist, educator, and author. He is notable for his foundational views on Altruism, Cooperation, Epistemic Game Theory, Gene-culture coevolution, Efficiency wages, Strong reciprocity, and Human capital theory. Gintis has also written extensively on...

    , American behavioral scientist
  • Claude Giraud, French sociologist
  • Henry Giroux
    Henry Giroux
    Henry Giroux, born September 18, 1943, in Providence, Rhode Island, is an American cultural critic. One of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, he is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies,...

    , American sociologist of education
  • Todd Gitlin
    Todd Gitlin
    Todd Gitlin is an American sociologist, political writer, novelist, and cultural commentator. He has written widely on the mass media, politics, intellectual life and the arts, for both popular and scholarly publications.-New Left activist:...

    , American sociologist
  • Barney Glaser
    Barney Glaser
    Barney G. Glaser is an American sociologist and one of the founders of the grounded theory methodology.Glaser was born in San Francisco, California, and lives in Mill Valley. He received his BA degree at Stanford in 1952. He pursued academic studies at the University of Paris where he studied...

    , American sociologist
  • David Glass
    David Glass (sociologist)
    David Glass was an eminent English sociologist. One of the few sociologists elected to the Royal Society.He is also one of the very few people to be elected both FBA and FRS....

     (1911–1978), British sociologist
  • Barry Glassner
    Barry Glassner
    Barry Glassner is the president of Lewis & Clark College and was formerly professor of sociology and executive vice provost at the University of Southern California, which honored him in 2002 with its highest research award...

     (born 1952), American sociologist
  • Nathan Glazer
    Nathan Glazer
    Nathan Glazer is an American sociologist who taught at the University of California, Berkeley and for several decades at Harvard University...

    , American sociologist
  • Max Gluckman
    Max Gluckman
    Max Gluckman was a South African and British social anthropologist.He grew up in South Africa, working later under the British Administration in Northern Rhodesia...

     (1911–1975), South African/English social anthropologist
  • Erving Goffman
    Erving Goffman
    Erving Goffman was a Canadian-born sociologist and writer.The 73rd president of American Sociological Association, Goffman's greatest contribution to social theory is his study of symbolic interaction in the form of dramaturgical perspective that began with his 1959 book The Presentation of Self...

     (1922–1982), Canadian interactionistic sociologist
  • Steven J. Gold
    Steven J. Gold
    Steven J. Gold is a sociologist involved in research on ethnic economies, international migration, the development of ethnic communities, visual sociology, and qualitative methods...

     (born 1955), American sociologist
  • Lucien Goldmann
    Lucien Goldmann
    Lucien Goldmann was a French philosopher and sociologist of Jewish-Romanian origin...

    , Romanian/French sociologist
  • Jack Goldstone
    Jack Goldstone
    Jack A. Goldstone is an American sociologist and political scientist, specializing in studies of social movements, revolutions, and international politics. According to Peter Turchin , he made a significant contribution to the development of cliodynamics...

    , American sociologist
  • John H. Goldthorpe (born 1935), British sociologist
  • Yasunosuke Gonda
    Yasunosuke Gonda
    was a Japanese sociologist and film theorist who played an important role in the study of popular entertainment and helped pioneer statistical studies of everyday life in Japan.-Career:...

    , Japanese sociologist
  • Pablo González Casanova, Mexican sociologist
  • Jeff Goodwin
    Jeff Goodwin
    Jeff Goodwin is a professor of sociology at New York University. He holds a BA, MA and PhD from Harvard University.His research interests include visual sociology, social movements, revolutions, political violence, and terrorism...

    , American sociologist
  • Johan Goudsblom, Dutch sociologist
  • Alvin Gouldner, American sociologist
  • Ziya Gökalp
    Ziya Gökalp
    Ziya Gökalp was a Turkish sociologist, writer, poet, and political activist. In 1908, after the Young Turk revolution, he adopted the pen name Gökalp , which he retained for the rest of his life...

    , (1876 -1924), Turkish Sociologist, Writer, Poet and Political Activist
  • Jorge Graciarena, Argentinian sociologist
  • Isacque Graeber
    Isacque Graeber
    Dr. Isacque Graeber was a sociologist, Jewish historian, and author. He authored several books and numerous papers ranging in subject matters from Jewish-Gentile relations to Jewish Education. He was an alumnus of the Sorbonne, and studied as well in Columbia University and Pennsylvania University...

     (1905–1984), Sociologist and Jewish Historian
  • Antonio Gramsci
    Antonio Gramsci
    Antonio Gramsci was an Italian writer, politician, political philosopher, and linguist. He was a founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy and was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime...

     (1891–1937), Italian Marxist and social theorist
  • Richard Grathoff
    Richard Grathoff
    Richard Helmut Grathoff is a phenomenologist and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany.Born on August 30, 1934 in Unna, Westphalia, Germany, he received his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in 1969 after studying under Aron Gurwitsch, Thomas...

     (born 1934), German sociologist and phenomenologist
  • Mark Granovetter
    Mark Granovetter
    Professor Mark Granovetter is an American sociologist at Stanford University who has created theories in modern sociology since the 1970s. He is best known for his work in social network theory and in economic sociology, particularly his theory on the spread of information in social networks known...

    , American sociologist
  • Andrew M. Greeley, American sociologist, priest, writer
  • Liah Greenfeld
    Liah Greenfeld
    Liah Greenfeld is a professor of Political Science and Sociology and the Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the Social Sciences at Boston University....

     (born 1951), Russian/American sociologist
  • Leonid Grinin
    Leonid Grinin
    Leonid Grinin is a philosopher of history and sociologist.Born in Kamyshin , Grinin attended Volgograd Pedagogical University, where he got an M.A. in 1980. He got his Ph.D. from Moscow State University in 1996...

     (born 1958), Russian sociologist
  • Ludwig Gumplovicz (1838–1909), Polish sociologist, one of the founders of European sociology
  • Dipankar Gupta(born 1944),Indian Sociologist,formerly with JNU
    Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Jawaharlal Nehru University, also known as JNU, is located in New Delhi, the capital of India. It is mainly a research oriented postgraduate University with approximately 5,500 students and a faculty strength of around 550.-History:...

  • Georges Gurvitch
    Georges Gurvitch
    Georges Gurvitch was a Russian born French sociologist and jurist. One of the leading sociologists of his times, he was a specialist of the sociology of knowledge. In 1944 he founded the journal Cahiers internationaux de Sociologie. He held a chair in sociology at the Sorbonne in Paris.Gurvitch is...

    , Russian-French sociologist
  • Dimitrie Gusti
    Dimitrie Gusti
    Dimitrie Gusti was a Romanian sociologist, ethnologist, historian, and voluntarist philosopher; a professor at the University of Iaşi and the University of Bucharest, he served as Romania's Minister of Education in 1932-1933...

     (1880–1955), Romanian sociologist, the creator of the sociological monographic method


  • Hamied Al Hashimi (Iraqi Sociologist)
  • Jürgen Habermas
    Jürgen Habermas
    Jürgen Habermas is a German sociologist and philosopher in the tradition of critical theory and pragmatism. He is perhaps best known for his theory on the concepts of 'communicative rationality' and the 'public sphere'...

     (born 1929), German social theorist
  • Jeffrey K. Hadden
    Jeffrey K. Hadden
    Jeffrey K. Hadden was an American professor of sociology who began teaching at the University of Virginia in 1972. Hadden earned his Ph.D...

     (1937–2003), American sociologist
  • Maurice Halbwachs
    Maurice Halbwachs
    Maurice Halbwachs was a French philosopher and sociologist known for developing the concept of collective memory.Born in Reims, Halbwachs attended the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. There he studied philosophy with Henri Bergson, who influenced him greatly. He aggregated in Philosophy in 1901...

     (1877–1945), French philosopher and sociologist
  • John A. Hall
    John A. Hall
    John A. Hall is the James McGill Professor of Comparative Historical Sociology at McGill University, Montreal. Prof. Hall is the author or editor of over twenty books.-Education:PhD, London School of Economics, 1976;...

     (born 1949), British/Canadian sociologist
  • Stuart Hall
    Stuart Hall (cultural theorist)
    Stuart Hall is a cultural theorist and sociologist who has lived and worked in the United Kingdom since 1951. Hall, along with Richard Hoggart and Raymond Williams, was one of the founding figures of the school of thought that is now known as British Cultural Studies or The Birmingham School of...

     (born 1932), British cultural theorist
  • Donna Haraway
    Donna Haraway
    Donna J. Haraway is currently a Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, United States...

     (born 1944), American gender and technology theorist
  • Russell Hardin, American social theorist
  • Eszter Hargittai
    Eszter Hargittai
    Eszter Hargittai is a sociologist at Northwestern University. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Smith College and a Ph.D...

    , Hungarian sociologist
  • Marta Harnecker
    Marta Harnecker
    Marta Harnecker is a Chilean sociologist, political scientist, journalist and activist. Harnecker, a descendant of Austrian immigrants, was a Roman Catholic in her childhood. She visited Cuba in 1960-Early life:...

    , Chilean sociologist
  • David Harvey, British social theorist
  • Chandrakala A. Hate
    Chandrakala A. Hate
    Dr. Chandrakala Anandrao Hate, M.A., Ph.D. was a prominent author, feminist, social worker, and professor in Bombay, India.-Early years:...

     (1903–1990), Indian sociologist, social worker, and author
  • Alkabi Hatem , Iraqi sociologist
  • Peter Hedström
    Peter Hedström
    Peter Hedström is one of the founders of and a well-known authority in the field of analytical sociology. He has made important contributions to the analysis of social contagion processes and complex social networks, as well as to the philosophical and meta-theoretical foundations of analytical...

    , Swedish sociologist
  • John Heritage
    John Heritage
    John Heritage is Professor of Sociology at University of California at Los Angeles. He is one of the key figures in the approach known as conversation analysis....

    , American sociologist
  • Samuel Heilman
    Samuel Heilman
    Samuel Heilman is a professor of Sociology at Queens College of the City University of New York who focuses on social ethnography of contemporary Jewish Orthodox movements.-Personal:...

    , American sociologist
  • Dirk Helbing
    Dirk Helbing
    Dirk Helbing is a physicist, and professor of sociology, in particular for modelling and simulation.- Biography :Dirk Helbing studied physics and mathematics at the University of Göttingen. He completed his doctoral thesis at Stuttgart University, on modeling social processes by means of...

    , Swiss sociologist
  • Agnes Heller
    Ágnes Heller
    Ágnes Heller is a Hungarian philosopher. A prominent Marxist thinker at first, she moved onto a liberal, social-democratic position later in her career...

    , Hungarian philosopher and sociologist
  • Danièle Hervieu-Léger
    Danièle Hervieu-Léger
    Danièle Hervieu-Leger is a French sociologist specialized in the sociology of religion.-Biography:A graduate of the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and a doctorate in sociology, she is also editor of the journal Archives des sciences sociales de la religion.She was a researcher at the...

    , French sociologist
  • Robert Hertz
    Robert Hertz
    Robert Hertz was a French sociologist who was killed in World War I.Hertz was a student at the École Normale Supérieure, from which he aggregated in philosophy in 1904, finishing first in his class...

    , French sociologist
  • Reuben Hill, British sociologist
  • Ulf Himmelstrand, Swedish sociologist
  • Paul Hirst
    Paul Hirst
    Paul Hirst was a British sociologist and political theorist. He became Professor of Social Theory at Birkbeck, University of London....

    , British sociologist
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury , in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, best known today for his work on political philosophy...

    , British philosopher
  • Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse
    Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse
    Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse was a British liberal politician and sociologist, who has been considered one of the leading and earliest proponents of social liberalism. His works, alongside that of writers such as T.H. Green and John A. Hobson, occupy a seminal position within the canon of New...

    , pioneer British sociologist
  • Arlie Russell Hochschild
    Arlie Russell Hochschild
    Arlie Russell Hochschild is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of several prize-winning books and numerous articles on the balancing acts of modern two-job couples at home and at work...

    , American sociologist
  • Richard Hoggart
    Richard Hoggart
    Herbert Richard Hoggart is a British academic and public figure, whose career has covered the fields of sociology, English literature and cultural studies, with a special concern for British popular culture.-Career:...

     (born 1918), British sociologist and founding member of the Birmingham University Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies
    Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies
    The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies was a research centre at the University of Birmingham, England. It was founded in 1964 by Richard Hoggart, its first director...

  • John Holloway, Irish sociologist
  • Robert J. Holton, British sociologist
  • George C. Homans
    George C. Homans
    George Casper Homans was an American sociologist, founder of behavioral sociology and the exchange theory.Homans is best known for his research in social behavior and his works including The Human Group, Social Behavior: Its Elementary Forms, his exchange theory and the many different propositions...

     (1910–1989), American behavioural sociologist
  • Axel Honneth
    Axel Honneth
    Axel Honneth is a professor of philosophy at the University of Frankfurt, Germany and director of the Institut für Sozialforschung in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.-Biography:...

     (born 1949), German social theorist
  • Max Horkheimer
    Max Horkheimer
    Max Horkheimer was a German-Jewish philosopher-sociologist, famous for his work in critical theory as a member of the 'Frankfurt School' of social research. His most important works include The Eclipse of Reason and, in collaboration with Theodor Adorno, The Dialectic of Enlightenment...

     (1895–1973), German social theorist
  • Irving Louis Horowitz
    Irving Louis Horowitz
    Irving Louis Horowitz is an American sociologist, author and college professor who has written and lectured extensively in his field.-Personal Life:Horowitz was born in New York City on September 25, 1929, to Louis and Esther Tepper Horowitz...

    , American sociologist
  • Eugenio María de Hostos
    Eugenio María de Hostos
    Eugenio María de Hostos known as "El Ciudadano de América" , was a Puerto Rican educator, philosopher, intellectual, lawyer, sociologist and independence advocate....

    , Puerto Rican sociologist
  • Everett Hughes
    Everett Hughes
    Everett Cherrington Hughes was an American sociologist best known for his work on ethnic relations, work and occupations and the methodology of fieldwork. His take on sociology was, however, very broad...

    , American sociologist
  • Stephen J. Hunt
    Stephen J. Hunt
    Stephen John Hunt is a British professor of sociology at the University of the West of England. Prior to his appointment at the University of West England in 2001, Hunt had taught at the Sociology Department at the University of Reading for thirteen years, as well as in the Religious Studies...

    , British sociologist


  • Octavio Ianni
    Octavio Ianni
    Octavio Ianni , Brazilian sociologist graduated, mastered and doctored at the University of São Paulo and was one of the founders of Cebrap....

     (1926–2004), Brazilian sociologist
  • Ibn Khaldun
    Ibn Khaldun
    Ibn Khaldūn or Ibn Khaldoun was an Arab Tunisian historiographer and historian who is often viewed as one of the forerunners of modern historiography, sociology and economics...

     (1332/ah732–1406/ah808), North African historian, forerunner of modern historiography, sociology, and economics
  • Kancha Ilaiah
    Kancha Ilaiah
    Kancha Ilaiah is an Indian activist and writer. His books include Why I am not a Hindu, God As Political Philosopher: Budha's challenge to Brahminism, A Hollow Shell, The State and Repressive Culture, Manatatwam , and Buffalo Nationalism: A Critique of Spiritual Fascism.- Bibliography :*Why I Am...

     (born 1952), Indian political scientist and social activist
  • Eva Illouz
    Eva Illouz
    Eva Illouz Eva Illouz Eva Illouz (born April 30, 1961 in Fes, Morocco, is a Full Professor of Sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.-Biography:Eva Illouz was born in Fes, Morocco, and moved to France at the age of ten....

    , Moroccan sociologist
  • Alex Inkeles, American sociologist
  • Harold Innis
    Harold Innis
    Harold Adams Innis was a Canadian professor of political economy at the University of Toronto and the author of seminal works on media, communication theory and Canadian economic history. The affiliated Innis College at the University of Toronto is named for him...

    , Canadian sociologist who developed staples theory
  • John Keith Irwin
    John Keith Irwin
    John Keith Irwin was an American sociologist who was known internationally as an expert on the American prison system. He published dozens of scholarly articles and seven books on the topic.-Early life and education:...

     (1929–2010), American sociologist known for his expertise on the American prison system


  • Eliezer Jaffe
    Eliezer Jaffe
    Eliezer David Jaffe is an Israeli social work researcher and teacher and advocate of philanthropy and non-profit management. He is Professor Emeritus at The Hebrew University's Paul Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare.-Biography:...

    , Israeli-American sociologist
  • Marie Jahoda
    Marie Jahoda
    Marie Jahoda was an Austrian- British social psychologist.-Biography:Jahoda was born in Vienna, Austria to a Jewish family, and like many other psychologists of her time, grew up in Austria where political oppression against socialists was rampant henceforward Dollfuß claimed power...

     (1907–2001), Austrian sociologist
  • Marie Jaisson
    Marie Jaisson
    Marie Jaisson is a sociologist. She is studying sociology of medical practices and of biological phenomena. She is currently professor at the University of Tours and affiliated to the Centre Maurice-Halbwachs ....

    , French sociologist
  • Fredric Jameson
    Fredric Jameson
    Fredric Jameson is an American literary critic and Marxist political theorist. He is best known for his analysis of contemporary cultural trends—he once described postmodernism as the spatialization of culture under the pressure of organized capitalism...

    , American philosopher and social theorist
  • Morris Janowitz
    Morris Janowitz
    Morris Janowitz, was an American sociologist and professor who made major contributions to sociological theory, the study of prejudice, urban issues, and patriotism. He was one of the founders of military sociology and made major contributions, along with Samuel Huntington, to the establishment of...

    , American sociologist
  • James M. Jasper
    James M. Jasper
    James Macdonald Jasper is a writer and sociologist who has taught Ph.D. students at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York since 2007...

     (born 1957), American sociologist
  • Gail Jefferson
    Gail Jefferson
    Gail Jefferson was, along with Harvey Sacks and Emanuel Schegloff, one of the founders of the area of research known as Conversation Analysis . She is particularly remembered today for the methods and notational conventions she developed for transcribing talk...

     (1938-2008), American sociologist and conversation analyst
  • Hans Joas
    Hans Joas
    Hans Joas is a German sociologist and social theorist.Joas is the Director of the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt and Professor of Sociology and a Member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He currently serves as...

    , German social theorist
  • Benton Johnson
    Benton Johnson
    Benton Johnson is an American sociologist and professor emeritus of the University of Oregon's Sociology Department.-Life:Benton Johnson is the son of Guy Benton Johnson and Guion Griffis Johnson...

     (born 1928), American sociologist
  • Guy Benton Johnson
    Guy Benton Johnson
    Guy B. Johnson was a sociologist and social anthropologist. He was a distinguished student of black culture in the rural South and a pioneer advocate of racial equality.-Life:...

     (1901–1991), American sociologist
  • Miriam M. Johnson
    Miriam M. Johnson
    Miriam M. Johnson was an American sociologist and professor emerita of the University of Oregon's Sociology Department.-Life:Miriam Johnson was born Miriam Massey in Atlanta, Georgia on 12 January 1928 to Leola and Herbert Massey. While attending the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, she...

     (1928–2007), American sociologist
  • Rodrigo Jokisch
    Rodrigo Jokisch
    -Some books:* Determinants of the Technological Evolution in Europe. Structural Models for a better Understanding of the Process of Industrialization between the 17th and the 19th Century, Technological University of Berlin, 1980...

     (born 1946), German-Mexican sociologist and social theorist
  • Lewis Wade Jones
    Lewis Wade Jones
    Lewis Wade Jones was a sociologist and educator. He was born in Cuero, Texas, the son of Wade E. and Lucynthia McDade Jones. A member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, he received his A.B...

     (1910–1979), African/American sociologist and educator
  • Danny Jorgensen
    Danny Jorgensen
    Danny Lynn Jorgensen is an American professor at the Department of Religious Studies of the University of South Florida, for which he also served as chair from 1999 to 2006....

    , American sociologist
  • Paul Jorion
    Paul Jorion
    Paul Jorion is by training an anthropologist, sociologist with a special interest in the cognitive sciences. He has also written seven books on capitalist economics....

    , Belgian American sociologist and cognitive scientist
  • Isaac Joseph
    Isaac Joseph
    Isaac Joseph is a Papua New Guinea politician. He has been a New Generation Party member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea since July 2007, representing the electorate of Mendi Open....

    , French sociologist


  • Dirk Kaesler
    Dirk Kaesler
    Dirk Kaesler is a German sociologist and Max Weber expert. Now retired, he was formerly Professor of Sociology at the University of Marburg. He is the author of Max Weber: An Introduction to his Life and Work, first published by the University of Chicago Press in 1988.-References:...

     (born 1944), German sociologist
  • Boris Kagarlitsky, Russian sociologist
  • Rand L. Kannenberg (born 1960), American clinical sociologist
  • Alexandr Kapto
    Alexandr Kapto
    Alexandr Semenovich Kapto Alexandr Semenovich Kapto Alexandr Semenovich Kapto (born April 14, 1933 in Upper Tarasovka Village, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine is a Russian and Ukrainian scientist, sociologist, political scientist and a diplomat, journalist, politician and statesman. He earned a...

    , Russian and Ukrainian scientist, sociologist, and political scientist; a diplomat, journalist, politician, and statesman.
  • Elihu Katz
    Elihu Katz
    Elihu Katz is an American and Israeli sociologist.-Biography:Katz has spent most of a lifetime in research on communication, his main focus being the interplay between media, conversation, opinion, and action in the public sphere...

    , American sociologist
  • Jean-Claude Kaufmann, French sociologist
  • Karl Kautsky
    Karl Kautsky
    Karl Johann Kautsky was a Czech-German philosopher, journalist, and Marxist theoretician. Kautsky was recognized as among the most authoritative promulgators of Orthodox Marxism after the death of Friedrich Engels in 1895 until the coming of World War I in 1914 and was called by some the "Pope of...

    , Russian Marxist theorist
  • Vytautas Kavolis
    Vytautas Kavolis
    Vytautas Kavolis was a Lithuanian born American sociologist, literary critic, and culture historian. -Biography:...

    , Lithuanian-American sociologist and literary critic
  • Stephen A. Kent
    Stephen A. Kent
    Stephen A. Kent, is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He researches new and alternative religions, and has published research on several such groups including the Children of God , the Church of Scientology, and newer faiths...

    , Canadian sociologist
  • Andre Kieserling, German sociologist
  • Baruch Kimmerling
    Baruch Kimmerling
    Baruch Kimmerling was an Israeli scholar and professor of sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Upon his death in 2007, The Times described him as "the first academic to use scholarship to reexamine the founding tenets of Zionism and the Israeli State"...

    , Israeli sociologist
  • Martin Luther King, American civil rights
    Civil rights
    Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from unwarranted infringement by governments and private organizations, and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression.Civil rights include...

     activist, held Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Arts
    A Bachelor of Arts , from the Latin artium baccalaureus, is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both...

     in sociology
  • Antonina Kłoskowska (1919–2001), Polish sociologist
  • John Kitsuse, Japanese-American sociologist
  • Bernardo Kliksberg
    Bernardo Kliksberg
    Bernardo Kliksberg is an Argentine Doctor of Economics, recognized around the world as the founder of a new discipline, social management, and a pioneer of development ethics, social capital and corporate social responsibility....

    , Argentinian sociologist
  • Karin Knorr-Cetina
    Karin Knorr
    Karin Knorr-Cetina is an Austrian sociologist well known for her work on epistemology and Social constructionism, summarized in the books The Manufacture of Knowledge: An Essay on the Constructivist and Contextual Nature of Science and Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge...

     (born 1944), Austrian sociologist
  • René König
    René König
    René König was a German sociologist. He was very influential on West German sociology after 1949.Born in Magdeburg, he 1925 took up Philosophy, Psychology, Ethnology, and Islamic Studies at the Universities of Vienna and Berlin. He gained his doctorate 1930 at the Berlin University...

     (1906–1992), German sociologist
  • Andrey Korotayev
    Andrey Korotayev
    Andrey Korotayev is an anthropologist, economic historian, and sociologist, with major contributions to world-systems theory, cross-cultural studies, Near Eastern history, and mathematical modeling of social and economic macrodynamics.Education and career=Born in Moscow, Andrey Korotayev attended...

     (born 1961), Russian sociologist
  • Maksim Kovalevsky
    Maksim Kovalevsky
    Maksim Maksimovich Kovalevsky was a sociologist and professor of Legal History at the University of St Petersburg.He studied at the University of Kharkov under Dmitri Kachanovsky....

     (1851–1916), Russian sociologist
  • Siegfried Kracauer
    Siegfried Kracauer
    Siegfried Kracauer was a German-Jewish writer, journalist, sociologist, cultural critic, and film theorist...

    , German sociologist
  • Julia Kristeva
    Julia Kristeva
    Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, psychoanalyst, sociologist, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She is now a Professor at the University Paris Diderot...

    , Bulgarian-French feminist sociologist
  • Alfred L. Kroeber
    Alfred L. Kroeber
    Alfred Louis Kroeber was an American anthropologist. He was the first professor appointed to the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and played an integral role in the early days of its Museum of Anthropology, where he served as director from 1909 through...

     (1876–1960), American anthropologist
  • Peter Kropotkin
    Peter Kropotkin
    Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin was a Russian zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, economist, geographer, author and one of the world's foremost anarcho-communists. Kropotkin advocated a communist society free from central government and based on voluntary associations between...

     (1842–1921), Russian anarchist thinker
  • Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–1996), American science theorist
  • Eugene M. Kulischer
    Eugene M. Kulischer
    Eugene M. Kulischer was a Russian American sociologist, an authority on demography, migration, and manpower, and an expert on Russia...

     (1891–1956) Russian American sociologist
  • Charles Kurzman
    Charles Kurzman
    Charles Kurzman is a Professor of Sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who specializes in Middle East and Islamic studies. Among his publications are:* * * * * -External links:*...

    , American sociologist
  • Martin Kusch
    Martin Kusch
    Martin Kusch is Professor of philosophy at the University of Vienna. Until 2009, Kusch was Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of science at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University...

    , Austrian philosopher and sociologist


  • William Labov
    William Labov
    William Labov born December 4, 1927) is an American linguist, widely regarded as the founder of the discipline of variationist sociolinguistics. He has been described as "an enormously original and influential figure who has created much of the methodology" of sociolinguistics...

     (born 1927), American sociolinguist and dialectologist
  • Jacques Lacan
    Jacques Lacan
    Jacques Marie Émile Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who made prominent contributions to psychoanalysis and philosophy, and has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud". Giving yearly seminars in Paris from 1953 to 1981, Lacan influenced France's...

     (1901–1981), French psychoanalyst
  • Ernesto Laclau
    Ernesto Laclau
    Ernesto Laclau is an Argentine political theorist often described as post-Marxist.He studied History in Buenos Aires, graduating from the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires in 1964, and received a PhD from Essex University in 1977.Since the 1970s he has been Professor of Political Theory at the...

    , Argentinian sociologist
  • Joyce Ladner
    Joyce Ladner
    Joyce Ann Ladner is a former United States civil rights activist, author, civil servant and sociologist who was born in Waynesboro, Mississippi on October 12, 1943 and who grew up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She was raised with four brothers and four sisters. Ladner began school at the age of...

    , American sociologist and activist
  • Bernard Lahire, French sociologist
  • Imre Lakatos
    Imre Lakatos
    Imre Lakatos was a Hungarian philosopher of mathematics and science, known for his thesis of the fallibility of mathematics and its 'methodology of proofs and refutations' in its pre-axiomatic stages of development, and also for introducing the concept of the 'research programme' in his...

    , Hungarian philosopher
  • Janja Lalich
    Janja Lalich
    Janja Lalich is Professor of Sociology at California State University, Chico, known for her study of the inner workings of cults.She was a member of the radical "Democratic Workers Party" for 11 years, a group she now considers a cult...

     (born 1945), American sociologist
  • Michele Lamont
    Michèle Lamont
    Michèle Lamont is a sociologist and is currently the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and a Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Harvard University.-Career:...

    , American sociologist
  • David C. Lane
    David C. Lane
    David Christopher Lane is a professor of philosophy and sociology at Mt. San Antonio College, in Walnut, California. He is most notable for exposing Eckankar as a cult and its founder, Paul Twitchell, as a plagiarist in his book The Making of a Spiritual Movement: The Untold Story of Paul...

     (born 1956), American sociologist
  • Georges Lapassade, French sociologist and socioanalyst
  • Ralph Larkin
    Ralph Larkin
    Ralph Wild Larkin is an American sociologist and research consultant. He is the author of Suburban Youth in Cultural Crisis , Beyond Revolution: A New Theory of Social Movements , and Comprehending Columbine...

    , American sociologist
  • Scott Lash
    Scott Lash
    Scott Lash is a professor of sociology and cultural studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London.He took a BSc as in Psychology from the University of Michigan, an MA in Sociology from Northwestern University, and a PhD from the London School of Economics . Lash began his teaching career as...

    , American sociologist
  • Harold Lasswell
    Harold Lasswell
    Harold Dwight Lasswell was a leading American political scientist and communications theorist. He was a member of the Chicago school of sociology and was a professor at Yale University in law. He was a President of the American Political Science Association and World Academy of Art and Science...

    , American political sociologist
  • Bruno Latour
    Bruno Latour
    Bruno Latour is a French sociologist of science and anthropologist and an influential theorist in the field of Science and Technology Studies...

     (born 1947), French sociologist of science
  • Peter Lavrovich Lavrov, Russian sociologist
  • Derek Layder, British sociologist
  • John Law (sociologist)
    John Law (sociologist)
    John Law is a sociologist currently on the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Open University and key proponent of Actor-network theory. Actor-network theory, sometimes abbreviated to ANT, is a social science approach for describing and explaining social, organisational, scientific and technological...

    , British sociologist
  • Paul F. Lazarsfeld (1901–1976), Austrian/American sociologist
  • Emmanuel Lazega, French sociologist
  • Gustave Le Bon
    Gustave Le Bon
    Gustave Le Bon was a French social psychologist, sociologist, and amateur physicist...

     (1841–1931), French social psychologist
  • Frederic Le Play, early French sociologist
  • Emil Lederer
    Emil Lederer
    Emil Lederer was a Bohemian-born German economist and sociologist. Purged from his position at Heidelberg University in 1933 for being Jewish, Lederer fled into exile. He helped establish the "University in Exile" at the New School in New York City.-Biography:Lederer was born in 1882 to a Jewish...

    , German sociologist
  • Henri Lefebvre
    Henri Lefebvre
    Henri Lefebvre was a French sociologist, Marxist intellectual, and philosopher, best known for his work on dialectics, Marxism, everyday life, cities, and space.-Biography:...

     (1901–1991), French
    French people
    The French are a nation that share a common French culture and speak the French language as a mother tongue. Historically, the French population are descended from peoples of Celtic, Latin and Germanic origin, and are today a mixture of several ethnic groups...

    Marxism is an economic and sociopolitical worldview and method of socioeconomic inquiry that centers upon a materialist interpretation of history, a dialectical view of social change, and an analysis and critique of the development of capitalism. Marxism was pioneered in the early to mid 19th...

  • Charles Lemert
    Charles Lemert
    Charles Lemert is an American born social theorist and sociologist. He has written extensively on social theory, globalization and culture...

     (born 1937), American sociologist
  • Vladimir Lenin
    Vladimir Lenin
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917. As leader of the Bolsheviks, he headed the Soviet state during its initial years , as it fought to establish control of Russia in the Russian Civil War and worked to create a...

    , Russian revolutionary and intellectual
  • Gerhard Lenski
    Gerhard Lenski
    Gerhard Emmanuel Lenski is an American sociologist known for contributions to the sociology of religion, social inequality, and ecological-evolutionary social theory...

    , American evolutionary sociologist
  • Yuri Levada
    Yuri Levada
    Yuri Alexandrovich Levada was a well known Russian sociologist, political scientist and the founder of the Levada Center.-Scientific activity to 1988:In 1952 Levada graduated from the Philosophical faculty of the Moscow State University....

    , Russian sociologist
  • John Levi Martin
    John Levi Martin
    John Levi Martin is an American sociologist. He is currently professor of sociology at the University of Chicago.He is the author of Social Structures and DAMN and ELLA ....

    , American sociologist
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
    Claude Lévi-Strauss
    Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called, along with James George Frazer, the "father of modern anthropology"....

     (1908–2009), French anthropologist
  • Jack Levin
    Jack Levin
    Jack Levin, Ph.D. is the Irving and Betty Brudnick Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where he teaches courses in prejudice and violence. He specializes in Criminology, Prejudice, and Social Psychology and is considered an authority on serial...

     (born 1941), American sociologist/criminologist
  • Barry B. Levine
    Barry B. Levine
    Barry B. Levine is an American academic and founding professor of Sociology at the Florida International University.- Academic career :...

     (born 1941), American sociologist
  • Ruth Levitas
    Ruth Levitas
    Ruth Levitas is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Bristol. She is well known internationally for her research on utopia. Her book, The Concept of Utopia , addresses the notion of the ideal society throughout European history...

    , British sociologist
  • Daniel Levy
    Daniel Levy (sociologist)
    Daniel Levy is a German–American political sociologist and an Associate Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Levy earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and political science and a Master of Arts in sociology from Tel Aviv University, as well as a...

    , German-American sociologist
  • Diane Levy (b.1949), American sociologist
  • Lucien Lévy-Bruhl
    Lucien Lévy-Bruhl
    Lucien Lévy-Brühl was a French scholar trained in philosophy, who made contributions to the budding fields of sociology and ethnology. His primary field of study involved primitive mentality....

     (1857–1939), French philosopher, sociologist, and ethnographer
  • Kurt Lewin
    Kurt Lewin
    Kurt Zadek Lewin was a German-American psychologist, known as one of the modern pioneers of social, organizational, and applied psychology....

    , German social psychologist
  • Loet Leydesdorff
    Loet Leydesdorff
    Loet Leydesdorff is a Dutch sociologist, cyberneticist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. He is known for his work in the sociology of communication and innovation.- Biography :...

    , Dutch sociologist
  • Nan Lin
    Nan Lin
    Nan Lin is the Oscar L. Tang Family Professor of Sociology of the Trinity College, Duke University. He is most notable for his research and writing on social networks and social capital.-Biography:...

    , American sociologist
  • Alfred R. Lindesmith
    Alfred R. Lindesmith
    Alfred Ray Lindesmith was an Indiana University professor of sociology. He was among the early scholars providing a rigorous and thoughtful account of the nature of addiction....

     (1905–1991), American sociologist of drug policy
  • Gustavo Lins Ribeiro, Brazilian anthropologist
  • Gilles Lipovetsky
    Gilles Lipovetsky
    Gilles Lipovetsky is a French philosopher, writer and sociologist, professor at the University of Grenoble....

    , French philosopher
  • Seymour Martin Lipset
    Seymour Martin Lipset
    Seymour Martin Lipset was an American political sociologist, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. His major work was in the fields of political sociology, trade union organization, social stratification, public opinion, and...

     (born 1922), American comparativist sociologist
  • Allen Liska, American sociologist
  • Theodor Litt, German philosopher and sociologist
  • Émile Littré
    Émile Littré
    Émile Maximilien Paul Littré was a French lexicographer and philosopher, best known for his Dictionnaire de la langue française, commonly called "The Littré".-Biography:Émile Littré was born in Paris...

    , French philosopher and sociologist, disciple of Comte
  • David Lockwood
    David Lockwood
    David Lockwood is a sociologist.His book, The Blackcoated Worker, sought to analyse the changes in the stratification position of the clerical worker by using a framework based on Max Weber's distinction between market and work situations...

    , British sociologist
  • John Locke
    John Locke
    John Locke FRS , widely known as the Father of Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social...

    , English philosopher
  • Joseph Lopreato
    Joseph Lopreato
    Joseph Lopreato is a sociobiologist, a social theorist, and a former professor of sociology. Since receiving his Ph. D. from Yale University he has taught and lectured at various universities in the USA and abroad, and has published a dozen books and monographs plus numerous papers in several...

    , American sociologist
  • Leo Löwenthal
    Leo Löwenthal
    Leo Löwenthal was a German-Jewish sociologist usually associated with the Frankfurt School.-Life:Born in Frankfurt as the son of assimilated Jews , Löwenthal came of age during the turbulent early years of the Weimar Republic...

    , German sociologist
  • Michael Löwy
    Michael Löwy
    Michael Löwy is a French-Brazilian Marxist sociologist and philosopher. He is presently the emeritus research director in social sciences at the CNRS and lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales...

    , Brazilian-French sociologist
  • Nathalie Luca
    Nathalie Luca
    Nathalie Luca is a French researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research , an anthropologist and a sociologist of religions...

     (born 1966), French sociologist
  • Thomas Luckmann
    Thomas Luckmann
    Thomas Luckmann is a German sociologist of Slovene origin. His main areas of research are the sociology of communication, Sociology of knowledge, sociology of religion, and the philosophy of science.- Biography :...

     (born 1927), German sociologist
  • György Lukács, German philosopher
  • Steven Lukes
    Steven Lukes
    Steven Michael Lukes is a political and social theorist. Currently he is a professor of politics and sociology at New York University...

    , British social theorist
  • Niklas Luhmann
    Niklas Luhmann
    Niklas Luhmann was a German sociologist, and a prominent thinker in sociological systems theory.-Biography:...

     (1927–1998), German sociologist (systems theory)
  • George Lundberg
    George A. Lundberg
    George Andrew Lundberg was an American sociologist.-Biography:...

     (1895–1966), American sociologist (Scientific)
  • Rosa Luxemburg
    Rosa Luxemburg
    Rosa Luxemburg was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and activist of Polish Jewish descent who became a naturalized German citizen...

     (1870–1919), German socialist theoretician
  • Robert Staughton Lynd
    Robert Staughton Lynd
    Robert Staughton Lynd was an American sociologist born in New Albany, Indiana...

     (1892–1970), American sociologist
  • Jean-François Lyotard
    Jean-François Lyotard
    Jean-François Lyotard was a French philosopher and literary theorist. He is well known for his articulation of postmodernism after the late 1970s and the analysis of the impact of postmodernity on the human condition...

     (1924–1998), French philosopher


  • Amin Maalouf
    Amin Maalouf
    Amin Maalouf , born 25 February 1949 in Beirut, is a Lebanese-born French author. Although his native language is Arabic, he writes in French, and his works have been translated into many languages. He received the Prix Goncourt in 1993 for his novel The Rock of Tanios...

    , Lebanese author with a degree in sociology
  • Henry Maine (1822–1888), British jurist and legal historian
  • Carl R May (born 1961), British medical sociologist
  • Robert Morrison MacIver
    Robert Morrison MacIver
    Robert Morrison MacIver was a U.S. sociologist.MacIver was born in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland to Donald MacIver, a general merchant and tweed manufacturer, and Christina MacIver . On 14 August 1911 he was married to Elizabeth Marion Peterkin...

     (1882–1970), Scottish/US-American sociologist
  • Donald A. MacKenzie, British sociologist
  • Bronisław Malinowski (1884–1942), Polish social anthropologist
  • Thomas Malthus
    Thomas Malthus
    The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus FRS was an English scholar, influential in political economy and demography. Malthus popularized the economic theory of rent....

     (1766–1834), English demographer
  • Richard Machalek
    Richard Machalek
    Richard Machalek is a social theorist, sociobiologist, and professor of sociology.A student and colleague of sociobiologist E.O...

     (born 1946), US-American sociologist and sociobiologist
  • Michel Maffesoli
    Michel Maffesoli
    Michel Maffesoli is a French sociologist of italian origin.He is a former pupil of Gilbert Durand and is at present a professor at the Paris Descartes University. Michel Maffesoli made a work around the issue of social link community, the prevalence of imagination and everyday life in contemporary...

    , French sociologist
  • Sinisa Malesevic
    Sinisa Malesevic
    Dr. Siniša Malešević, MRIA is a Professor of Sociology and the Head of School of Sociology at the University College, Dublin, Ireland. His research interests include the comparative-historical and theoretical study of ethnicity, nationalism, ideology, war, violence and sociological theory...

     (born 1969), Irish political and historical sociologist
  • Roberto Mangabeira Unger
    Roberto Mangabeira Unger
    Roberto Mangabeira Unger is a philosopher and politician. He has written widely on social, political, legal, and economic theory, much of which has laid the philosophical and theoretical groundwork for reimagining and remaking the social and political order...

    , Brazilian social theorist
  • Michael Mann
    Michael Mann (sociologist)
    Michael Mann is a British-born professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles and Visiting Research Professor at Queen's University Belfast. Mann holds dual British and US citizenships. He received his B.A. in Modern History from the University of Oxford in 1963 and his...

     (born 1942), British/US-American sociologist
  • Karl Mannheim
    Karl Mannheim
    Karl Mannheim , or Károly Mannheim in the original writing of his name, was a Jewish Hungarian-born sociologist, influential in the first half of the 20th century and one of the founding fathers of classical sociology and a founder of the sociology of knowledge.-Life:Mannheim studied in Budapest,...

     (1893–1947), Hungarian/German sociologist
  • Peter K. Manning
    Peter K. Manning
    Peter K. Manning is a sociologist who is an author and speaker on the topic of policing organizations.- Background :...

     (born 1940), US-American sociologist
  • José María Maravall, Spanish sociologist
  • Herbert Marcuse
    Herbert Marcuse
    Herbert Marcuse was a German Jewish philosopher, sociologist and political theorist, associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory...

     (1898–1979), German/US-American sociologist (Frankfurt School)
  • Wladyslaw Markiewicz
    Wladyslaw Markiewicz
    Władysław Markiewicz is a Polish sociologist; professor of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań since 1966, and Warsaw University since 1972, director of the Western Institute in Poznań in years 1966-1973, member of Polish Academy of Sciences since 1972.He was a secretary of the Social Sciences...

     (born 1920), Polish sociologist
  • Dennis Marsden
    Dennis Marsden
    Dennis Marsden was a British sociologist based at the University of Essex. He was the co-author of Education and the Working Class , and the author of Mothers Alone: Poverty and the Fatherless Family ....

    , British sociologist
  • Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall
    Alfred Marshall was an Englishman and one of the most influential economists of his time. His book, Principles of Economics , was the dominant economic textbook in England for many years...

    , English economist
  • Thomas Humphrey Marshall
    Thomas Humphrey Marshall
    Thomas Humphrey Marshall was a British sociologist, most noted for his essays, such as the essay collection Citizenship and Social Class.He was born in 1893 and educated at Rugby School, and Trinity College, Cambridge University...

    , British sociologist
  • John Levi Martin
    John Levi Martin
    John Levi Martin is an American sociologist. He is currently professor of sociology at the University of Chicago.He is the author of Social Structures and DAMN and ELLA ....

    , US-American sociologist
  • Harriet Martineau
    Harriet Martineau
    Harriet Martineau was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist....

     (1802–1876), English writer described as 'first female sociologist'
  • Danilo Martuccelli, French sociologist
  • Vladimir Martynenko
    Vladimir Martynenko
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Martynenko is a Russian sociologist, economist, and political scientist and professor...

     (born 1957), Russian sociologist, economist, political scientist
  • Gary T. Marx
    Gary T. Marx
    ]Gary T. Marx is Professor Emeritus of sociology from M.I.T.. He previously held professorships at Harvard University and the University of Colorado...

    , American sociologist
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the development of social science and the socialist political movement...

     (1818–1883), German political philosopher, social theorist
  • Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Czech sociologist
  • Douglas Massey
    Douglas Massey
    Douglas S. Massey is an American sociologist. Massey is currently a professor of Sociology at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and is an adjunct professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania...

    , US-American sociologist
  • Brian Massumi
    Brian Massumi
    Brian Massumi is a Canadian political philosopher and social theorist. Massumi's research spans the fields of art, architecture, political theory, cultural studies and philosophy. He received his Ph.D in French Literature from Yale University in 1987...

    , Canadian social theorist
  • Humberto Maturana
    Humberto Maturana
    Humberto Maturana is a Chilean biologist and philosopher. He is considered a member of the second wave of cybernetics, known for developing a theory of autopoiesis about the nature of reflexive feedback control in living systems.- Biography :After completing secondary school at the Liceo Manuel de...

    , Chilean biologist and sociologist of knowledge
  • Marcel Mauss
    Marcel Mauss
    Marcel Mauss was a French sociologist. The nephew of Émile Durkheim, Mauss' academic work traversed the boundaries between sociology and anthropology...

     (1872–1950), French sociologist
  • Doug McAdam
    Doug McAdam
    Doug McAdam is Professor of Sociology at Stanford University. He is the author or co-author of over a dozen books and over fifty articles, and is widely credited as one of the pioneers of the political process model in social movement analysis. He wrote one of the first books on the theory in 1982...

    , American sociologist
  • Mary McIntosh, US-American sociologist
  • Robert McKenzie (1917–1981), Canadian Politics professor and psephologist
  • Marshall McLuhan
    Marshall McLuhan
    Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC was a Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar—a professor of English literature, a literary critic, a rhetorician, and a communication theorist...

     (1911–1980), Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar
  • George Herbert Mead
    George Herbert Mead
    George Herbert Mead was an American philosopher, sociologist and psychologist, primarily affiliated with the University of Chicago, where he was one of several distinguished pragmatists. He is regarded as one of the founders of social psychology and the American sociological tradition in general.-...

     (1863–1931), American philosopher and social psychologist
  • Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead
    Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured writer and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s....

     (1901–1978), US-American cultural anthropologist
  • José Medina Echevarría, Spanish sociologist
  • Alberto Melucci, Italian sociologist
  • Lucio Mendieta y Núñez, Mexican sociologist
  • Stephen Mennell
    Stephen Mennell
    Stephen Mennell is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at University College Dublin.He gained his BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge and his Doctorate at the University of Amsterdam. He was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow at Harvard University...

     (born 1944), English sociologist
  • Marcel Merle, French sociologist
  • Robert K. Merton
    Robert K. Merton
    Robert King Merton was a distinguished American sociologist. He spent most of his career teaching at Columbia University, where he attained the rank of University Professor...

     (1910–2003), US-American sociologist
  • Michael Messner
    Michael Messner
    Michael Alan Messner is an American sociologist. His main areas of research are gender and the sociology of sports...

     (1952-), US pro-feminist sociologist
  • John W. Meyer
    John W. Meyer
    John W. Meyer is a sociologist and professor at Stanford University, located in Palo Alto, California, noted for his contributions to the study of organizations, diffusion, and modern mass education...

    , US-American sociologist
  • Robert Michels
    Robert Michels
    Robert Michels was a German sociologist who wrote on the political behavior of intellectual elites and contributed to elite theory...

     (1876–1936), German political sociologist
  • Ralph Miliband
    Ralph Miliband
    Ralph Miliband , born Adolphe Miliband, was a Belgian-born British sociologist known as a prominent Marxist thinker...

    , British sociologist
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    Charles Wright Mills was an American sociologist. Mills is best remembered for his 1959 book The Sociological Imagination in which he lays out a view of the proper relationship between biography and history, theory and method in sociological scholarship...

     (1916–1962), US-American sociologist
  • Munesuke Mita
    Munesuke Mita
    -Biography:After graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1960, Mita entered that university's graduate school where he completed the coursework for a doctorate....

    , Japanese sociologist
  • J. Clyde Mitchell
    J. Clyde Mitchell
    James Clyde Mitchell was a British sociologist and anthropologist....

     (1918–1995), British social anthropologist
  • Shinji Miyadai
    Shinji Miyadai
    is a Japanese sociologist and is a professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University.He has a Ph.D from Tokyo University for his research on Mathematical sociology. Using the method of game theory, he analyzed how the power of the state works in society...

     (born 1959), Japanese sociologist
  • Tariq Modood
    Tariq Modood
    Tariq Modood is Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy at the University of Bristol . Modood is the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship and one of the leading authorities on ethnic minorities in Britain...

    , British sociologist
  • Abraham Moles
    Abraham Moles
    Abraham Moles was an engineer of electrical engineering and acoustics, and a doctor of physics and philosophy. He was one of the first researchers to establish and analyze links between aesthetics and information theory....

     (1920–1992), French sociologist, psychologist, and engineer
  • Andres Molina Enriquez
    Andrés Molina Enríquez
    Andrés Molina Enríquez was a Mexican positivist sociologist, amateur anthropologist, and former Justice of the Peace in Mexico State.-Los Grandes Problemas Nacionales:...

    , Mexican sociologist
  • Montesquieu, French philosopher
  • James D. Montgomery
    James D. Montgomery
    James D. Montgomery is professor of sociology and economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has applied game-theoretic models and non-monotonic logic to present formal analysis and description of social...

    , US-American economist and mathematical sociologist
  • James Moody, US-American mathematical sociologist
  • Barrington Moore, Jr., American political sociologist
  • Edgar Morin
    Edgar Morin
    Edgar Morin is a French philosopher and sociologist born Edgar Nahoum in Paris on July 8, 1921. He is of Judeo-Spanish origin. He is known for the transdisciplinarity of his works.- Biography :...

    , French sociologist
  • Gaetano Mosca
    Gaetano Mosca
    Gaetano Mosca was an Italian political scientist, journalist and public servant. He is credited with developing the Theory of Elitism and the doctrine of the Political class and is one of the three members constituting the Italian School of Elitists together with Vilfredo Pareto and Robert...

     (1858–1941), Italian political and social scientist
  • Serge Moscovici
    Serge Moscovici
    Serge Moscovici is a Romanian-born French social psychologist, currently the director of the Laboratoire Européen de Psychologie Sociale , which he co-founded in 1974 at the Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris...

    , French psychologist and major influence in the study of social representations and social movements
  • Chantal Mouffe
    Chantal Mouffe
    Chantal Mouffe is a Belgian political theorist.-Work:Chantal Mouffe studied at Louvain, Paris and Essex and has worked in many universities throughout the world . She has also held visiting positions at Harvard, Cornell, Princeton and the CNRS...

    , Belgian post-Marxist theorist
  • Nicos Mouzelis, Greek-British sociologist
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    Daniel Patrick "Pat" Moynihan was an American politician and sociologist. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected to the United States Senate for New York in 1976, and was re-elected three times . He declined to run for re-election in 2000...

     (1927–2003), US-American sociologist, diplomat and politician
  • Radhakamal Mukerjee
    Radhakamal Mukerjee
    Radhakamal Mukerjee , a leading thinker and social scientist of modern India, was Professor of Economics and Sociology and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lucknow. Mukerjee played an important and constructive role in the Indian independence movement...

    , Indian sociologist
  • Peter A. Munch
    Peter A. Munch
    Peter Andreas Munch was a Norwegian-American sociologist, educator and author.-Biography:Peter Andreas Munch was born in Nes, in Hedmark county, Norway....

     (1908–1984), Norwegian/US-American sociologist
  • Charles Murray
    Charles Murray (author)
    Charles Alan Murray is an American libertarian political scientist, author, columnist, and pundit working as a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington, DC...

     (born 1943), US-American sociologist


  • Ashis Nandy
    Ashis Nandy
    Ashis Nandy is an Indian political psychologist, a social theorist, and a contemporary cultural and political critic. A trained sociologist and clinical psychologist, his body of work covers a variety of topics, including public conscience, mass violence, and dialogues of civilizations.He was...

    , Indian sociologist
  • Armin Nassehi, German sociologist
  • Victor Nee
    Victor Nee
    Victor Nee is the Frank and Rosa Rhodes Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Economy and Society at Cornell University. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at Harvard University in 1977...

    , American sociologist
  • Antonio Negri
    Antonio Negri
    Antonio Negri is an Italian Marxist sociologist and political philosopher.Negri is best-known for his co-authorship of Empire, and secondarily for his work on Spinoza. Born in Padua, he became a political philosophy professor in his hometown university...

    , Italian political philosopher and critic of Luhmann
  • Oswald von Nell-Breuning
    Oswald von Nell-Breuning
    Oswald von Nell-Breuning SJ was a Roman Catholic theologian and sociologist.Born in Trier, Germany into an aristocratic family, Nell-Breuning was ordained in 1921 and appointed Professor of Ethics at the University of Frankfurt am Main in 1928...

     (1890–1991), German Roman Catholic theologian, sociologist and social reformer
  • Otto Neurath
    Otto Neurath
    Otto Neurath was an Austrian philosopher of science, sociologist, and political economist...

     (1882–1945), Austrian sociologist and political economist
  • Otto Newman
    Otto Newman
    Otto Newman is an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University, where he has been since 1987. His extensive writings have been published on four continents. His main works include: Gambling: Hazard and Reward and The Challenge of Corporatism...

     ( born Neumann 1922), Austrian-British sociologist
  • Peter Neville
    Peter Neville
    Peter Neville was a further education lecturer and sociologist known for his activity in and writings about the anarchist and peace movements in the United Kingdom....

     (died 2002), British further education lecturer and sociologist
  • Norman H. Nie
    Norman H. Nie
    Norman H. Nie is an American social scientist, university professor, inventor, and pioneering technology entrepreneur. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1943, Dr. Nie was educated at the University of the Americas in Mexico City, Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford University, where he...

     (born 1943), Inventor of SPSS
  • Robert Nisbet
    Robert Nisbet
    Robert Alexander Nisbet was an American sociologist, professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Vice-Chancellor at the University of California, Riverside and as the Albert Schweitzer Professor at Columbia University.-Life:Nisbet was born in Los Angeles in 1913 and raised in the small...

     (1913–1996), American sociologist
  • Helga Nowotny
    Helga Nowotny
    Helga Nowotny is President of the European Research CouncilERC and Professor emeritus of Social Studies of Science, ETH Zurich. From 1998 on she was also Director of its Collegium Helveticum...

     (born 1937), Austrian sociologist


  • Michelle Obama
    Michelle Obama
    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is the wife of the 44th and incumbent President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States...

     (born 1964), First Lady of the United States
    First Lady of the United States
    First Lady of the United States is the title of the hostess of the White House. Because this position is traditionally filled by the wife of the president of the United States, the title is most often applied to the wife of a sitting president. The current first lady is Michelle Obama.-Current:The...

    , majored in sociology at Princeton University
    Princeton University
    Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. The school is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

  • Claus Offe
    Claus Offe
    Professor Claus Offe is a political sociologist of Marxist orientation. Once a student of Jürgen Habermas, the left-leaning German academic is counted among the second generation Frankfurt School...

     (born 1940), German sociologist
  • William F. Ogburn (1886–1959), American sociologist
  • Lloyd Ohlin
    Lloyd Ohlin
    Lloyd Edgar Ohlin was an American sociologist and criminologist who taught at Harvard Law School, Columbia University, and the University of Chicago over his career where he studied the causes and effects of crime and punishment, especially as it related to youthful offenders and delinquents.Ohlin...

    , American sociologist
  • Michael Omi
    Michael Omi
    Michael Omi is an American sociologist. Professor Omi is best known for developing the theory of racial formation along with Howard Winant. Omi serves on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. Omi's work includes race theory, Asian American studies, and antiracist...

    , American sociologist
  • Gail Omvedt
    Gail Omvedt
    Dr. Gail Omvedt is an American born Indian scholar, sociologist and human rights activist. Omvedt has been involved in Dalit and anti-caste movements, environmental, farmers' and women's movements.-Biography:...

     (born 1941), American/Indian sociologist
  • Franz Oppenheimer
    Franz Oppenheimer
    Franz Oppenheimer was a German-Jewish sociologist and political economist, who published also in the area of the fundamental sociology of the state.-Personal life:...

     (1864–1943), German sociologist and political economist
  • T. K. Oommen, Indian sociologist
  • José Ortega y Gasset
    José Ortega y Gasset
    José Ortega y Gasset was a Spanish liberal philosopher and essayist working during the first half of the 20th century while Spain oscillated between monarchy, republicanism and dictatorship. He was, along with Nietzsche, a proponent of the idea of perspectivism.-Biography:José Ortega y Gasset was...

    , Spanish philosopher
  • Stanislaw Ossowski
    Stanislaw Ossowski
    Stanisław Ossowski was one of Poland's most important sociologists. He held professorships at Łódź University and Warsaw University .-Life:...

     (1897–1963), Polish sociologist
  • Moisey Ostrogorsky
    Moisey Ostrogorsky
    Moisey Ostrogorsky was a Belarusian political scientist, historian, jurist and sociologist. Alongside with Max Weber and Robert Michels, he is considered one of the founders of political sociology, especially in the field of theories about Party Systems and political parties...

    , Belarusian sociologist
  • William Outhwaite, British social theorist
  • Robert Owen
    Robert Owen
    Robert Owen was a Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement.Owen's philosophy was based on three intellectual pillars:...

     (1771–1858), Welsh social reformer


  • Vilfredo Pareto
    Vilfredo Pareto
    Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto , born Wilfried Fritz Pareto, was an Italian engineer, sociologist, economist, political scientist and philosopher. He made several important contributions to economics, particularly in the study of income distribution and in the analysis of individuals' choices....

     (1848–1923), Italian economist and sociologist
  • Gil Sung Park (born 1956), Korean sociologist
  • Robert E. Park
    Robert E. Park
    Robert Ezra Park was an American urban sociologist, one of the main founders of the original Chicago School of sociology.-Life:...

     (1864–1944), American sociologist
  • Talcott Parsons
    Talcott Parsons
    Talcott Parsons was an American sociologist who served on the faculty of Harvard University from 1927 to 1973....

     (1902–1979), American sociologist
  • Jean-Claude Passeron, French sociologist
  • Orlando Patterson
    Orlando Patterson
    Orlando Patterson is a Jamaica-born American historical and cultural sociologist known for his work regarding issues of race in the America, as well as the sociology of development, currently holding the John Cowles chair in Sociology at Harvard University. Patterson took his B.Sc in Economics...

    , American sociologist
  • Karl Pearson
    Karl Pearson
    Karl Pearson FRS was an influential English mathematician who has been credited for establishing the disciplineof mathematical statistics....

     (1857–1936), English statistician
  • James Petras
    James Petras
    James Petras is a retired Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York and adjunct professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who has published prolifically on Latin American and Middle Eastern political issues.-Academic and...

    , American sociologist
  • Jean Piaget
    Jean Piaget
    Jean Piaget was a French-speaking Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children. His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called "genetic epistemology"....

     (1896–1980), Swiss developmental psychologist
  • Andrew Pickering
    Andrew Pickering
    Andrew Pickering is a sociologist, philosopher and historian of science at the University of Exeter. He was a professor of sociology and a director of science and technology studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign until 2007. He holds a doctorate in physics from the University of...

    , British sociologist
  • Trevor Pinch
    Trevor Pinch
    Trevor J. Pinch is a sociologist and former chair of the Science and Technology Studies department at Cornell University.Pinch has a degree in Physics from the Imperial College London and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bath...

    , British sociologist
  • Joel M. Podolny
    Joel M. Podolny
    Joel M. Podolny is an American sociologist and is the former Dean of the Yale School of Management. On November 1, 2008, Podolny stepped down as dean to be replaced by Sharon Oster, and in early 2009 assumed the position of Senior Vice President of Human Resources, and Dean of Apple Inc.'s new...

    , American sociologist
  • Karl Polanyi
    Karl Polanyi
    Karl Paul Polanyi was a Hungarian philosopher, political economist and economic anthropologist known for his opposition to traditional economic thought and his book The Great Transformation...

    , Hungarian economist
  • Friedrich Pollock
    Friedrich Pollock
    Friedrich Pollock was a German social scientist and philosopher. He was one of the founders of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main, and a member of the Frankfurt School of neo-Marxist theory.- Life :...

    , German social scientist
  • Heinrich Popitz, German sociologist
  • Karl Popper
    Karl Popper
    Sir Karl Raimund Popper, CH FRS FBA was an Austro-British philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics...

    , Austrian philosopher
  • John Porter
    John Porter (sociologist)
    John Arthur Porter was one of Canada's most important sociologists during the period from 1950 to the late 1970s. His work in the field of social stratification opened up new areas of inquiry for many sociologists in Canada.Porter was born in Vancouver and completed his education at the London...

     (1921–1979), Canadian sociologist
  • Alejandro Portes
    Alejandro Portes
    Alejandro Portes is a prominent Cuban-American sociologist. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1970. He is currently chair of the department of sociology at Princeton University and a member of the National Academy of Science, and of the Board of Trustees...

    , Cuban-American sociologist
  • Adam Possamai
    Adam Possamai
    Adam Possamai is a sociologist born in Belgium and living in Australia. Possamai is currently Associate Professor in Sociology and the Acting Director of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies at the University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia...

    , Belgian Born Sociologist
  • Nicos Poulantzas
    Nicos Poulantzas
    Nicos Poulantzas was a Greek Marxist political sociologist. In the 1970s, Poulantzas was known, along with Louis Althusser, as a leading Structural Marxist and, while at first a Leninist, eventually became a proponent of eurocommunism. He is most well known for his theoretical work on the state...

     (1936–1979), Greek political sociologist
  • Émile Poulat
    Émile Poulat
    Émile Poulat , is a French historian and sociologist. Director of Studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, he is also director of research at CNRS and historian of the contemporary church. He is a founding member of the Group of Sociology of Religion, director and member of the...

    , French historian and sociologist
  • Ricardo Pozas Arciniega
    Ricardo Pozas Arciniega
    Ricardo Pozas Arciniega was a distinguished Mexican anthropologist, scientific investigator and indigenista...

    , Mexican sociologist and anthropologist
  • Samuel H. Preston
    Samuel H. Preston
    Samuel H. Preston is an American demographer and sociologist. He is currently a Fredrick J. Warren Professor of Demography at the University of Pennsylvania....

    , American demographer and sociologist
  • Ludger Pries, German sociologist
  • Ilya Prigogine
    Ilya Prigogine
    Ilya, Viscount Prigogine was a Russian-born naturalized Belgian physical chemist and Nobel Laureate noted for his work on dissipative structures, complex systems, and irreversibility.-Biography :...

    , Belgian chemist, main contribution to sociology is dissipative structures theory
  • Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon was a French politician, mutualist philosopher and socialist. He was a member of the French Parliament, and he was the first person to call himself an "anarchist". He is considered among the most influential theorists and organisers of anarchism...

     (1809–1865), French utopian socialist thinker
  • Adam Przeworski
    Adam Przeworski
    Adam Przeworski is a Polish-American professor of Political Science. One of the main important theorists and analysers of democratic societies, theory of democracy and political economy, he is currently a full professor at the Wilf Family Department of Politics of New York University.Born in 1940...

    , Polish political sociologist
  • Jade Puget
    Jade Puget
    Jade Errol Puget is the guitarist for the alternative rock band AFI , and the keyboardist/synthesizer operator for the electronic duo Blaqk Audio. Puget is vegetarian and straight edge....

     (born 1973), American musician
  • Robert Putnam
    Robert Putnam
    Robert David Putnam is a political scientist and professor of public policy at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is also visiting professor and director of the Manchester Graduate Summer Programme in Social Change, University of Manchester...

     (born 1941), American political scientist


  • Al Nouri Qais , Iraqi sociologist
  • Enrico Quarantelli
    Enrico Quarantelli
    Enrico L. Quarantelli is an American sociologist, pioneering the sociology of disaster.Quarantelli received his Ph. . at the University of Chicago in 1959. From 1963 up to 1984 he worked as professor of sociology at the Ohio State University, where he founded the Disaster Research Center...

    , American sociologist
  • Louis Quéré, French sociologist
  • Adolphe Quetelet
    Adolphe Quetelet
    Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet was a Belgian astronomer, mathematician, statistician and sociologist. He founded and directed the Brussels Observatory and was influential in introducing statistical methods to the social sciences...

    , French statistician and sociologist
  • Richard Quinney
    Richard Quinney
    Richard Quinney is an American sociologist, writer, and photographer known for his philosophical and critical approach to crime and social justice. After earning his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, he taught at several universities on the East Coast and in the Midwest...

     (born 1934), American sociologist


  • Michael W. Raphael, American sociologist and chess player
  • Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austrian sociologist
  • Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown (1881–1955), British social anthropologist
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States , the 33rd Governor of California and, prior to that, a radio, film and television actor....

    , 40th American president, held Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Arts
    A Bachelor of Arts , from the Latin artium baccalaureus, is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both...

     in sociology
  • Charles C. Ragin
    Charles C. Ragin
    Charles C. Ragin is an American sociologist and Professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of Arizona.- Biography :Ragin graduated with a B.A. in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in May, 1972. He completed his Ph.D...

    , American sociologist
  • Stephen Raudenbush
    Stephen Raudenbush
    Stephen Raudenbush is the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Sociology and Chairman of the Committee on Education at the University of Chicago. He is best known for his development and application of hierarchical linear models in the field of education but he has also published on other subjects such as...

    , American sociologist and statistician
  • Aviad Raz
    Aviad Raz
    Aviad E. Raz is an Israeli sociologist and an associate professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, specializing in social organization.-Publications:...

     (born 1968), Israeli sociologist and anthropologist
  • Sal Restivo
    Sal Restivo
    Sal Restivo is a leading contributor to science studies and in particular to the sociology of mathematical knowledge. His current work focuses on the sociology and anthropology of mind and brain, and the sociology of god and religion. He has also done work in the sociology of social and sociable...

    , American sociologist
  • John Rex
    John Rex
    John Rex is a British sociologist born in Port Elizabeth in 1925. He was radicalised after working for the South African Bantu Affairs Administration and moved to Britain...

     (born 1928), British sociologist
  • Paul Ricoeur
    Paul Ricoeur
    Paul Ricœur was a French philosopher best known for combining phenomenological description with hermeneutic interpretation...

    , French philosopher
  • Sam Richards, American sociologist
  • George Ritzer
    George Ritzer
    George Ritzer is a sociologist who studies American patterns of consumption, globalization, metatheory, and modern and postmodern social theory...

     (born 1940), American sociologist
  • Bryan Roberts, American sociologist
  • Roland Robertson
    Roland Robertson
    Roland Robertson is a sociologist and theorist of globalization, who lectures at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, United Kingdom.Robertson's theories have focused significantly on a more phenomenological and psycho-social approach than that of more materialist oriented theorists such as...

    , British sociologist
  • Terje Rød-Larsen
    Terje Rød-Larsen
    Terje Rød-Larsen is a Norwegian diplomat, politician and sociologist.He came to wide international prominence as a key figure in the negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords, when he served as the Director of the Fafo institute...

     (born 1947), Norwegian diplomat and sociologist
  • Arnold Marshall Rose, American sociologist
  • Gillian Rose
    Gillian Rose
    Gillian Rose was a British scholar who worked in the fields of philosophy and sociology. Notable facets of this social philosopher's work include criticism of neo-Kantianism and post-modernism, along with what has been described as "a forceful defense of Hegel's speculative thought."-Life and...

    , British sociologist
  • Nikolas Rose
    Nikolas Rose
    Nikolas Rose is a prominent British sociologist and social theorist. He is currently the James Martin White Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and acting director of LSE's BIOS Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society.-Life and work:Before...

    , British sociologist
  • Paul Rosenfels
    Paul Rosenfels
    Paul Rosenfels, M.D. , was one of the first American social scientists to defend homosexuality in print as a valid lifestyle...

     (1909–1985), American psychologist and sociologist
  • Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
    Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
    Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy was a historian and social philosopher, whose work spanned the disciplines of history, theology, sociology, linguistics and beyond...

     (1888–1973), German social philosopher
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.His novel Émile: or, On Education is a treatise...

    , Swiss philosopher
  • Chris Rumford, British sociologist and international relations expert
  • W. G. Runciman, British sociologist


  • Harvey Sacks
    Harvey Sacks
    Harvey Sacks was an American sociologist influenced by the ethnomethodology tradition. He pioneered extremely detailed studies of the way people use language in everyday life. Despite his early death in a car crash and the fact that he did not publish widely, he founded the discipline of...

     (died 1975), American sociologist and ethnomethodologist
  • Renaud Sainsaulieu
    Renaud Sainsaulieu
    Renaud Sainsaulieu was a French sociologist specializing in the sociology of organizations. He was noted for promoting sociology outside academia...

     (1936–2002), French sociologist concerned with the sociology of organizations
  • Henri de Saint-Simon
    Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon
    Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon, often referred to as Henri de Saint-Simon was a French early socialist theorist whose thought influenced the foundations of various 19th century philosophies; perhaps most notably Marxism, positivism and the discipline of sociology...

     (1760–1825), French philosopher and social thinker
  • Robert J. Sampson
    Robert J. Sampson
    Robert J. Sampson is the Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and Chair of the Department of Sociology. Before joining Harvard he taught in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago for twelve years and before that the University of Illinois at...

    , American sociologist
  • Pierre Sansot, French sociologist
  • Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    Boaventura de Sousa Santos is a Professor of Sociology at the School of Economics, University of Coimbra. De Sousa Santos has taught in various universities including Yale, Wisconsin-Madison Law School and University of Warwick...

    , Portuguese sociologist
  • Theotonio dos Santos, Brazilian sociologist and economist
  • Giovanni Sartori
    Giovanni Sartori
    Giovanni Sartori is an Italian political scientist specialized in the study of democracy and comparative politics.-Biography:Born in Florence in 1924. Sartori began his academic career as a lecturer in the History of Modern Philosophy...

    , Italian political scientist
  • Saskia Sassen
    Saskia Sassen
    Saskia Sassen is a Dutch sociologist noted for her analyses of globalization and international human migration. She is currently Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University and Centennial visiting Professor at the London School of Economics. Sassen coined the term global city...

     (born 1949), American sociologist
  • Peter Saunders
    Peter Saunders
    Pete or Peter Saunders may refer to:* Peter Gordon Saunders, Australian social researcher* Peter Robert Saunders, Australian social researcher* Peter Saunders , English theatre impresario* Pete Saunders , musician...

    , Australian sociologist
  • Ferdinand de Saussure
    Ferdinand de Saussure
    Ferdinand de Saussure was a Swiss linguist whose ideas laid a foundation for many significant developments in linguistics in the 20th century. He is widely considered one of the fathers of 20th-century linguistics...

     (1857–1913), Swiss linguist (structuralism)
  • Joachim J. Savelsberg, German sociologist
  • Thomas J. Scheff
    Thomas J. Scheff
    Thomas J. Scheff is Professor, Emeritus, Dept of Sociology, UCSB. His fields of study are the emotional/relational world, mental illness, restorative justice, and collective violence. He holds a BS from the University of Arizona in Physics , and a PhD in sociology from the University of California...

    , American sociologist
  • Emanuel Schegloff
    Emanuel Schegloff
    Emanuel Abraham Schegloff is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was born in 1937 in New York. With Harvey Sacks and Gail Jefferson, Schegloff was one of the principal creators of the field of Conversation Analysis...

    , American sociologist
  • Max Scheler
    Max Scheler
    Max Scheler was a German philosopher known for his work in phenomenology, ethics, and philosophical anthropology...

    , German philosopher and founder of the sociology of knowledge
  • Helmut Schelsky
    Helmut Schelsky
    Helmut Schelsky, , was a German sociologist, the most influential in post-World War II Germany, well into the 1970s.-Biography:...

     (1912–1984), German sociologist
  • Herbert Schiller
    Herbert Schiller
    Herbert Irving Schiller was an American media critic, sociologist, author, and scholar. He earned his PhD in 1960 from New York University....

    , American sociologist
  • Kurt C. Schlichting
    Kurt C. Schlichting
    Dr. Kurt C. Schlichting is the E. Gerald Corrigan Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of sociology and anthropology at Fairfield University in the United States. He was a recipient of a Fairfield University Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Award in 2003.Dr...

    , American sociologist.
  • Wolfgang Schluchter, German sociologist
  • Paul Schnabel
    Paul Schnabel
    Paul Schnabel is a Dutch sociologist and the director of an agency of the Dutch government called Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau , usually abbreviated as SCP . He is also professor at Utrecht University.- Biography :Schnabel grew up in Breda. He studied sociology at Utrecht University...

    , Dutch sociologist
  • Allan Schnaiberg
    Allan Schnaiberg
    Allan Schnaiberg was an American sociologist known especially for his contributions to environmental sociology...

     (1939–2009), American environmental sociologist
  • Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883–1950), Austrian economist
  • Alfred Schütz
    Alfred Schütz
    Alfred Schütz was an Austrian social scientist, whose work bridged sociological and phenomenological traditions to form a social phenomenology, and who is gradually achieving recognition as one of the foremost philosophers of social science of the [twentieth] century.-Life:Schütz was born in...

     (1899–1959), Austrian philosopher and sociologist (phenomenology)
  • Michael Schwartz
    Michael Schwartz (sociologist)
    Michael Schwartz is an American sociologist and prominent critic of the Iraq war. He is Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in New York, where he also serves as faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies and Chair of the Sociology...

     (born 19--), American sociologist
  • Martin Segalen, French sociologist
  • Jean Séguy
    Jean Séguy
    Jean Séguy was a French sociologist of religions.-Biography:He born in a Catholic family from south-western France. In 1970, he was doctor of Letters, then research director of the CNRS...

    , French sociologist of religions (1925–2007)
  • Steven Seidman
    Steven Seidman
    Steven Seidman is an American sociologist, currently professor at State University of New York at Albany. "He is a world renowned social theorist working the areas of social theory, culture, sexuality, comparative sociology, theory of democracy, nationalism and globalization." He received his A.B....

    , American sociologist
  • Philip Selznick
    Philip Selznick
    Philip Selznick was professor of law and society at the University of California, Berkeley. A noted author in organizational theory, sociology of law and public administration, Selznick's work has been groundbreaking in several fields in such books as The Moral Commonwealth, TVA and the Grass...

    , American sociologist
  • Amartya Sen
    Amartya Sen
    Amartya Sen, CH is an Indian economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, and for his interest in the problems of society's poorest members...

    , Indian economist influential in the sociology of development
  • Richard Sennett
    Richard Sennett
    Richard Sennett is the Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and University Professor of the Humanities at New York University...

     (born 1943), American sociologist and public figure
  • William H. Sewell
    William H. Sewell
    William Hamilton Sewell was a United States sociologist and the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison from 1967-1968. He is known also as the father of another sociologist .-Biography:...

    , American sociologist
  • Steven Shapin
    Steven Shapin
    Steven Shapin is a historian and sociologist of science. He is currently the Franklin L. Ford Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University...

    , American sociologist
  • Jeremy J. Shapiro
    Jeremy J. Shapiro
    Dr. Jeremy J. Shapiro , is an American academic, a professor at Fielding Graduate University who works in the area of critical social theory with emphasis on the social and cultural effects of information technology and systems, social change, and the aesthetics of music...

    , American sociologist
  • Ali Shariati
    Ali Shariati
    Ali Shariati was an Iranian revolutionary and sociologist, who focused on the sociology of religion. He is held as one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century and has been called the 'ideologue of the Iranian Revolution'.-Biography:Ali....

     (1933–1977), Iranian sociologist and writer
  • Tamotsu Shibutani, Japanese-American sociologist
  • Edward Shils
    Edward Shils
    Edward Shils was a Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and in Sociology at the University of Chicago and reputedly an influential sociologist. He was known for his research on the role of intellectuals and their relations to power and public policy...

    , American sociologist
  • Anson Shupe
    Anson Shupe
    Anson D. Shupe is an American sociologist noted for his studies of religious groups and their countermovements, family violence and clergy misconduct.-Work:...

    , American sociologist
  • Volkmar Sigusch
    Volkmar Sigusch
    Volkmar Sigusch is a German sexologist, physician and sociologist. He was from 1973 to 2006 director of the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft [Institute for Sexual Science] at the clinic of the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main....

    , German sociologist and sexuologe
  • Charles E. Silberman
    Charles E. Silberman
    Charles Eliot Silberman was an American journalist and author.Silberman was born in Des Moines, Iowa. After war service in the Pacific, he gained a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University in 1946 and undertook graduate study their...

    , American criminologist
  • François Simiand
    François Simiand
    François Simiand was a French sociologist and economist best known as a participant in the Année Sociologique. As a member of the French Historical School of economics, Simiand predicated a rigorous factual and statistical basis for theoretical models and policies...

    , French sociologist
  • Georg Simmel
    Georg Simmel
    Georg Simmel was a major German sociologist, philosopher, and critic.Simmel was one of the first generation of German sociologists: his neo-Kantian approach laid the foundations for sociological antipositivism, asking 'What is society?' in a direct allusion to Kant's question 'What is nature?',...

     (1858–1918), German sociologist and philosopher
  • Herbert Simon
    Herbert Simon
    Herbert Alexander Simon was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, and psychologist, and professor—most notably at Carnegie Mellon University—whose research ranged across the fields of cognitive psychology, cognitive science, computer science, public administration, economics,...

    , American social scientist
  • Leslie Sklair, British sociologist
  • Iván Szelényi
    Iván Szelényi
    Iván Szelényi is a noted Hungarian-born American sociologist, as of 2009 the William Graham Sumner Professor of Sociology at the Yale University.- Biography :...

    , Hungarian-American sociologist
  • Albion Woodbury Small (1854–1926), American sociologist
  • Neil Smelser
    Neil Smelser
    Neil Joseph Smelser is an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was an active researcher from 1958 to 1994. His research has been on collective behavior....

    , American sociologist
  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith
    Adam Smith was a Scottish social philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations...

     (1723–1790), Scottish economist and philosopher
  • Christian Smith
    Christian Smith (sociologist)
    Christian Smith is an American sociologist, currently the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame...

     (born 1960), American sociologist of religion
  • Dorothy E. Smith
    Dorothy E. Smith
    Dorothy Edith Smith is a Canadian sociologist with research interests, besides in sociology, in many disciplines including women's studies, psychology, and educational studies, as well as sub-fields of sociology including feminist theory, family studies, and methodology...

     (born 1926), British/American sociologist and gender theorist
  • Richard Smith, Scottish sociologist presently researching youth culture and the sociology of music
  • Stephen C. Smith
    Stephen C. Smith
    Stephen C. Smith is an economist, author, and educator. He is Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University, where he is also Professor of Economics and International Affairs.-Background:...

     (born 1968), American sociologist and 21st century trend researcher
  • Tom Snijders
    Tom Snijders
    Tom A. B. Snijders , is professor of Statistics in the Social Sciences at Nuffield College, Oxford, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford...

    , Dutch mathematical sociologist
  • David A. Snow
    David A. Snow
    David A. Snow is a Chancellor's Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. His research focuses on social movements and protests....

     (born 1942), American sociologist
  • Werner Sombart
    Werner Sombart
    Werner Sombart was a German economist and sociologist, the head of the “Youngest Historical School” and one of the leading Continental European social scientists during the first quarter of the 20th century....

     (1863–1941), German economist and sociologist
  • Georges Sorel
    Georges Sorel
    Georges Eugène Sorel was a French philosopher and theorist of revolutionary syndicalism. His notion of the power of myth in people's lives inspired Marxists and Fascists. It is, together with his defense of violence, the contribution for which he is most often remembered. Oron J...

    , French philosopher
  • Pitirim Sorokin
    Pitirim Sorokin
    Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin was a Russian-American sociologist born in Komi . Academic and political activist in Russia, he emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1923. He founded the Department of Sociology at Harvard University. He was a vocal opponent of Talcott Parsons' theories...

     (1889–1968), Russian sociologist
  • Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer
    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher, biologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era....

     (1820–1903), English philosopher
  • Oswald Spengler
    Oswald Spengler
    Oswald Manuel Arnold Gottfried Spengler was a German historian and philosopher whose interests also included mathematics, science, and art. He is best known for his book The Decline of the West , published in 1918, which puts forth a cyclical theory of the rise and decline of civilizations...

     (1880–1936), German philosopher
  • M N Srinivas (1916–1999), Indian sociologist
  • Susan Star
    Susan Star
    Susan “Leigh” Star was an American sociologist. She specialized in the study of information in modern society; information worlds; information infrastructure; classification and standardization; sociology of science; sociology of work and the history of science, medicine, technology, and ...

    , American sociologist
  • David C. Stark
    David C. Stark
    David C. Stark is Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Columbia University where he serves as chair of the sociology department and directs the Center on Organizational Innovation. He is an External Faculty Member of the Santa Fe Institute.-Biography:He received a B.A....

    , American sociologist
  • Paul Starr
    Paul Starr
    Paul Starr is a Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. He is also the co-editor and co-founder of The American Prospect, a notable liberal magazine which was created in 1990...

    , American sociologist
  • Rodolfo Stavenhagen
    Rodolfo Stavenhagen
    Rodolfo Stavenhagen is a Mexican sociologist. He is a professor-researcher at El Colegio de México and former Deputy Director General of UNESCO. In 2001 he was appointed by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of the human...

    , Mexican anthropologist and sociologist
  • George Steinmetz, American sociologist
  • Judith Stepan-Norris, American sociologist, University of California, Irvine
  • Rudolph Stichweh, German sociologist
  • Arthur Stinchcombe, American sociologist
  • Samuel A. Stouffer
    Samuel A. Stouffer
    Samuel Andrew Stouffer was a prominent American sociologist and developer of survey research techniques. Stouffer spent much of his career attempting to answer the fundamental question - How does one measure an attitude?Dr...

    , American sociologist
  • Anselm L. Strauss (1916–1996), American sociologist
  • Lucy Suchman
    Lucy Suchman
    Lucy Suchman is a full Professor of Anthropology of Science and Technology in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University, in the United Kingdom...

    , American sociologist
  • Thomas Sugrue
    Thomas Sugrue
    Thomas J. Sugrue is an American historian of the twentieth-century United States at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is currently David Boies Professor of History and Sociology. His areas of expertise include American urban history, American political history, and the history of race...

    , American historian and sociologist
  • William Graham Sumner
    William Graham Sumner
    William Graham Sumner was an American academic and "held the first professorship in sociology" at Yale College. For many years he had a reputation as one of the most influential teachers there. He was a polymath with numerous books and essays on American history, economic history, political...

     (1840–1910), American sociologist
  • Eilert Sundt
    Eilert Sundt
    Eilert Sundt was a Norwegian sociologist, known for his work on mortality, marriage and other subjects among the working class....

     (1817–1875), Norwegian sociologist
  • Edwin Sutherland
    Edwin Sutherland
    Edwin H. Sutherland was an American sociologist. He is considered as one of the most influential criminologists of the twentieth century...

     (1893–1950), American criminologist
  • Ian Svenonius
    Ian Svenonius
    Ian Folke Svenonius is an American musician, notable as the singer of various Washington, D.C.-based bands including Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War, and Chain and The Gang. Between his numerous projects, Svenonius has released more than 15 full-length albums and more than 20 singles,...

    , American cultural sociologist
  • Richard Swedberg
    Richard Swedberg
    Richard Swedberg is a Swedish sociologist at Cornell University. Swedberg has been a contributor to developing a sociological approach to the analysis of the economy....

    , Swedish sociologist
  • Jan Szczepanski
    Jan Szczepanski (sociologist)
    Jan Szczepański was a Polish sociologist and politician. Professor of University of Łódź, its rector from 1952-1956. His works concentrated on theory of sociology, history of sociology, as well as studying of transformations of social structure...

     (1913–2004), Polish sociologist
  • Piotr Sztompka
    Piotr Sztompka
    Piotr Sztompka is professor of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and visiting professor at the University of California, Los Angeles....

     (born 1944), Polish sociologist


  • Hippolyte Taine
    Hippolyte Taine
    Hippolyte Adolphe Taine was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism, and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has been said to originate...

     (1828–1893), French positivist historian and critic
  • Yasuma Takada
    Yasuma Takada
    was an influential sociologist and economist and is most widely known for his power theory of economics.Takada was born in the village of Toutoumi, Ogi District, Saga Prefecture, Japan, part of what is now the City of Ogi. In July 1910 he graduated from Kyoto Imperial University. He started...

    , Japanese sociologist
  • Salim Tamari
    Salim Tamari
    Salim Tamari is the director of the Institute of Jerusalem Studies and is an associate professor of sociology at Birzeit University, near Ramallah in the West Bank. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, has called Tamari "the preeminent Palestinian historical...

    , Palestinian historical sociologist
  • Lisa Taraki
    Lisa Taraki
    Lisa Taraki is a Palestinian journalist, teacher and a sociologist. She was born to an American mother and Afghan father, but now lives in Ramallah with her Palestinian husband and child. She lectures at the University of Birzeit on the West Bank....

    , Palestinian sociologist
  • Alexander Tarasov
    Alexander Tarasov
    Alexander Nikolaevich Tarasov is a Russian Post-Marxist theoretician, sociologist and historian. Tarasov was a left-wing political dissident in the Soviet Union.- Biography :...

    , Russian sociologist
  • Gabriel Tarde
    Gabriel Tarde
    Jean-Gabriel De Tarde or Gabriel Tarde in short French sociologist, criminologist and social psychologist who conceived sociology as based on small psychological interactions among individuals , the fundamental forces being imitation and innovation.- Theory :Among the concepts...

     (1843–1904), French sociologist and social psychologist
  • Sidney Tarrow
    Sidney Tarrow
    Sidney G. Tarrow is a professor of political science and sociology, known for his research in the areas of comparative politics, social movements, political parties, collective action and political sociology.-Biography:...

    , American sociologist
  • Ian Taylor
    Ian Taylor (sociologist)
    Ian Taylor was a British sociologist. He was born in Sheffield.- National Deviancy Symposium and Critical Criminology :...

     (1944–2001), English sociologist and criminologist
  • Laurie Taylor
    Laurie Taylor (sociologist)
    Laurence John "Laurie" Taylor is an English sociologist and radio presenter originally from Liverpool.-Academic career:After attending Roman Catholic schools including the direct grant grammar school St Mary's College in Crosby at the same time as Liverpool poet, Roger McGough, Taylor first...

     (born 1936), English sociologist and broadcaster
  • Friedrich Tenbruck, German sociologist
  • Lorne Tepperman, Canadian sociologist
  • Göran Therborn
    Göran Therborn
    Göran Therborn is a professor of sociology at Cambridge University and is amongst the most highly cited contemporary Marxian-influenced sociologists. He has published widely in journals such as the New Left Review, and is notable for his writing on topics that fall within the general political and...

    , Swedish-British sociologist
  • W. I. Thomas
    W. I. Thomas
    William Isaac Thomas was an American sociologist. He is noted for his innovative work on the sociology of migration on which he co-operated with Florian Znaniecki, and for his formulation of what became known as the Thomas theorem, a fundamental principle of sociology: "If men define situations as...

     (1863–1947), American social psychologist
  • E. P. Thompson
    E. P. Thompson
    Edward Palmer Thompson was a British historian, writer, socialist and peace campaigner. He is probably best known today for his historical work on the British radical movements in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, in particular The Making of the English Working Class...

     (1924–1993), British socialist historian
  • John Thompson
    John Thompson (sociologist)
    John Brookshire Thompson is a Sociology professor at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Jesus College. He has studied the influence of the media in the formation of modern societies, a subject on which he is one of the few social theorists to focus...

    , British sociologist of culture and media
  • Charles Tilly
    Charles Tilly
    Charles Tilly was an American sociologist, political scientist, and historian who wrote on the relationship between politics and society. He was the Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University....

     (1929–2008), American sociologist
  • Nicholas Timasheff
    Nicholas Timasheff
    Nicholas Sergeyevitch Timasheff was a Russian sociologist, professor of jurisprudence and writer.Timasheff "came from an old family of Russian nobility"; his father was Minister of Trade and Industry under Nicholas II. In St...

    , Russian sociologist
  • Edward Tiryakian, American sociologist
  • Valery Tishkov
    Valery Tishkov
    Valery Tishkov is an ethnologist.Born in Sverdlovsk, Tishkov attended Moscow State University, where he received a B.A. in 1964. He earned an M.A. in 1969 from Moscow Pedagogical University, and a Ph.D. degree in 1978 from the USSR Academy of Sciences...

     (born 1941), Russian ethnologist and sociologist
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution . In both of these works, he explored the effects of the rising equality of social conditions on the individual and the state in...

     (1805–1859), French essayist and political analyst
  • Ferdinand Tönnies
    Ferdinand Tönnies
    Ferdinand Tönnies was a German sociologist. He was a major contributor to sociological theory and field studies, best known for his distinction between two types of social groups, Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft...

     (1855–1936), German philosopher and founder of German sociology
  • Alain Touraine
    Alain Touraine
    Alain Touraine is a French sociologist born in Hermanville-sur-Mer. He is research director at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, where he founded the Centre d'étude des mouvements sociaux . He is best known for being the originator of the term "post-industrial society"...

     (born 1925), French sociologist
  • Peter Townsend, British sociologist of poverty
  • Renato Treves
    Renato Treves
    Renato Treves was born in Turin, Italy of a Jewish family. According to Vincenzo Ferrari, Treves "devoted his first academic study to the diffusion of Claude Henri de Saint-Simon's doctrines in Italy" before turning his attention to the neo-Kantian movement and Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of...

    , Italian sociologist
  • Raimo Tuomela
    Raimo Tuomela
    Raimo Tuomela is a Finnish philosopher. Tuomela received his first degree of doctor of philosophy in 1968 from the University of Helsinki) and the second one in 1969 from Stanford University...

    , Finnish philosopher and social theorist
  • Bryan S. Turner
    Bryan S. Turner (sociologist)
    Bryan S. Turner is a British and Australian sociologist . He was born in January 1945 to working class parents in Birmingham, England. Turner has led a remarkably nomadic life having held university appointments in England, Scotland, Australia, Germany, Holland, Singapore and the United States...

    , British sociologist
  • Jonathan H. Turner
    Jonathan H. Turner
    Jonathan H. Turner is a professor of sociology at University of California, Riverside.After receiving his PhD from Cornell University in 1968, since the academic year 1969-1970 he has been at UCR. He has been Faculty Research Lecturer at UCR, and in the profession, he has been president of the...

    , American social theorist
  • Victor Turner
    Victor Turner
    Victor Witter Turner was a British cultural anthropologist best known for his work on symbols, rituals and rites of passage...

    , British anthropologist
  • France Winddance Twine
    France Winddance Twine
    France Winddance Twine is Professor of Sociology and filmmaker at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the former Deputy Editor of American Sociological Review, the flagship journal of the American Sociological Association...

     (born 1960), American sociologist and ethnographer
  • Edward Burnett Tylor
    Edward Burnett Tylor
    Sir Edward Burnett Tylor , was an English anthropologist.Tylor is representative of cultural evolutionism. In his works Primitive Culture and Anthropology, he defined the context of the scientific study of anthropology, based on the evolutionary theories of Charles Lyell...

    , English anthropologist


  • Lars Udehn, Swedish sociologist
  • John Urry
    John Urry (sociologist)
    John Urry is a British sociologist, Professor at Lancaster University. He is noted for work in the fields of the sociology of tourism and mobility....

    , British sociologist


  • Francisco Varela
    Francisco Varela
    Francisco Javier Varela García , was a Chilean biologist, philosopher and neuroscientist who, together with his teacher Humberto Maturana, is best known for introducing the concept of autopoiesis to biology.-Biography:...

     (1946–2001), Chilean biologist and philosopher
  • Steven Vallas, American sociologist
  • Thorstein Veblen
    Thorstein Veblen
    Thorstein Bunde Veblen, born Torsten Bunde Veblen was an American economist and sociologist, and a leader of the so-called institutional economics movement...

     (1857–1929), American sociologist and economist
  • Ruut Veenhoven, Dutch sociologist
  • Calvin Veltman
    Calvin Veltman
    Calvin Veltman is an American sociologist, demographer and sociolinguist at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He previously worked at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh...

     (born 1941), Canadian sociologist, demographer and sociolinguist
  • Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
    Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
    Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh is an Indian American sociologist and urban ethnographer. Born in India, he is a professor of sociology and African-American studies at Columbia University. He is a board member at Philadelphia-based nonprofit Public/Private Ventures...

    , American sociologist
  • Alfred Vierkandt
    Alfred Vierkandt
    Alfred Vierkandt was a German sociologist, ethnographer, social psychologist, social philosopher and philosopher of history. He is known for a broad and phenomenological Gesellschaftslehre promulgated in the 1920s, and for his formal sociologyHe first studied science and philosophy at Leipzig...

    , German sociologist
  • George Edgar Vincent
    George Edgar Vincent
    George Edgar Vincent was an American sociologist and university president, born at Rockford, Illinois, the son of Bishop John H. Vincent. After graduating at Yale in 1885 he engaged in journalistic and literary work. In 1888 he became associated with the Chautauqua system as vice principal, and...

    , American sociologist
  • Paul Virilio
    Paul Virilio
    Paul Virilio is a cultural theorist and urbanist. He is best known for his writings about technology as it has developed in relation to speed and power, with diverse references to architecture, the arts, the city and the military....

    , French philosopher and social theorist
  • Shiv Visvanathan
    Shiv Visvanathan
    Shiv Visvanathan is Professor at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar. He was Senior fellow Center for the Study of Developing Societies , Delhi and has taught at the Delhi School of Economics...

    , Renowned Indian Sociologist and Social Scientist


  • Loic Wacquant
    Loïc Wacquant
    Loïc Wacquant is a sociologist, specializing in urban sociology, urban poverty, racial inequality, the body, social theory and ethnography....

    , French sociologist
  • Peter Wagner
    Peter Wagner (Social theorist)
    Peter Wagner is a German social philosopher. His research focus is with the issues of social theory and political philosophy of contemporary Europe. He has done comparative research in the history of the social sciences, and has in his publications attempted to formulate and utilize a sociology of...

    , German sociologist and social theorist
  • Sylvia Walby
    Sylvia Walby
    Sylvia Walby OBE, is one of the world's leading authorities on gender. She is a British sociologist, currently Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University...

    , British sociologist
  • Immanuel Wallerstein
    Immanuel Wallerstein
    Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein is a US sociologist, historical social scientist, and world-systems analyst...

     (born 1930), American sociologist and historian
  • Lester Frank Ward
    Lester Frank Ward
    Lester F. Ward was an American botanist, paleontologist, and sociologist. He served as the first president of the American Sociological Association.-Biography:...

     (1841–1913), founder of American sociology
  • Mark R. Warren, American sociologist
  • Duncan Watts, American mathematical sociologist and network theorist
  • Emile Waxweiler
    Emile Waxweiler
    Emile Waxweiler was a Belgian engineer and sociologist. He was a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium as well as the International Institute of Statistics ....

    , Belgian sociologist
  • Beatrice Webb
    Beatrice Webb
    Martha Beatrice Webb, Lady Passfield was an English sociologist, economist, socialist and social reformer. Although her husband became Baron Passfield in 1929, she refused to be known as Lady Passfield...

     (1858–1943), British socialist and social theorist
  • Sidney Webb (1859–1947), British socialist and social theorist
  • Alfred Weber
    Alfred Weber
    Alfred Weber was a German economist, sociologist and theoretician of culture whose work was influential in the development of modern economic geography.-Life:...

     (1868–1958), German sociologist
  • Marianne Weber
    Marianne Weber
    Marianne Weber, , sociologist, women's rights activist and wife of Max Weber.-Girlhood, 1870-1893:...

    , German sociologist
  • Max Weber
    Max Weber
    Karl Emil Maximilian "Max" Weber was a German sociologist and political economist who profoundly influenced social theory, social research, and the discipline of sociology itself...

     (1864–1920), German sociologist
  • Frank Webster
    Frank Webster
    Frank Webster is a British sociologist. His critical writing on the "information society" has been translated into many languages. In his book Theories of the Information Society, he examined six analytically separable conceptions of the information society, arguing that all are suspect to some...

     (born 1950), British sociologist
  • Barry Wellman
    Barry Wellman
    Barry Wellman, FRSC directs NetLab as the S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. His areas of research are community sociology, the Internet, human-computer interaction and social structure, as manifested in social networks in communities and organizations...

     (born 1942), Canadian/American sociologist
  • Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862–1931), American sociologist, journalist, social worker
  • John Westergaard
    John Westergaard
    John Westergaard was a stock analyst and founder of the Westergaard Fund. He also as political advisor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.-Background:...

     (born 1927), British sociologist
  • Edvard Westermarck
    Edvard Westermarck
    Edvard Alexander Westermarck was a Swedish-speaking Finnish philosopher and sociologist. Among other subjects, he studied exogamy and the incest taboo....

     (1862–1939), Finnish sociologist and philosopher
  • Douglas R. White
    Douglas R. White
    Douglas R. White is an American complexity researcher , social anthropologist, sociologist, and social network researcher at the University of California, Irvine.-Biography:...

     (born 1942), American mathematical sociologist and anthropologist.
  • Harrison White
    Harrison White
    Harrison Colyar White is the emeritus Giddings Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. White is an influential scholar in the domain of social networks. He is credited with the development of a number of mathematical models of social structure including vacancy chains and blockmodels...

    , American sociologist
  • William Foote Whyte
    William Foote Whyte
    William Foote Whyte was a sociologist chiefly known for his ethnological study in urban sociology, Street Corner Society...

    , American sociologist
  • William H. Whyte
    William H. Whyte
    William Hollingsworth "Holly" Whyte was an American urbanist, organizational analyst, journalist and people-watcher.Whyte was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1917 and died in New York City in 1999. An early graduate of St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware, he graduated from Princeton...

     (1917–1999), American sociologist, journalist and peoplewatcher
  • Leopold von Wiese, German sociologist
  • Michel Wieviorka
    Michel Wieviorka
    Michel Wieviorka is a French sociologist, noted for his work on violence, terrorism, racism, social movements and the theory of social change....

     (born 1946), French sociologist
  • Norbert Wiley, American sociologist
  • Jean-Paul Willaime
    Jean-Paul Willaime
    Jean-Paul Willaime is a French sociologist specialized in contemporary Protestantism, Christian ecumenism, Secularism and religions, theories and methods in the sociology of religions.-Cursus:...

     (born 1947), French sociologist of religions
  • Raymond Williams
    Raymond Williams
    Raymond Henry Williams was a Welsh academic, novelist and critic. He was an influential figure within the New Left and in wider culture. His writings on politics, culture, the mass media and literature are a significant contribution to the Marxist critique of culture and the arts...

     (1921–1988), Welsh sociologist, novelist, and critic
  • John B. Williamson
    John B. Williamson
    John B. Williamson is a Professor of Sociology who specializes in gerontology, social policy and social welfare.He joined the faculty of the Department of Sociology at Boston College in 1969 after completing his Ph.D. in social psychology at Harvard University...

     (born 1943), American sociologist
  • Helmut Willke
    Helmut Willke
    Helmut Willke is a German sociologist who studies the effect of globalization on modern society. He coined the term Atopia to denote a society that exists without borders, with no national identity. He is currently professor at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany.-References:...

    , German sociologist
  • William Julius Wilson
    William Julius Wilson
    William Julius Wilson is an American sociologist. He worked at the University of Chicago 1972-1996 before moving to Harvard....

     (born 1935), American sociologist
  • Howard Winant
    Howard Winant
    Howard Winant is an American sociologist and race theorist. Professor Winant is best known for developing the theory of racial formation along with Michael Omi...

    , American sociologist
  • Christopher Winship
    Christopher Winship
    Christopher Winship is Diker-Tishman Professor of sociology at Harvard University, and principal of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard. He is best known for his contributions to quantitative methods in sociology and, since 1995, has served as editor of Sociological Methods...

    , American sociologist
  • Louis Wirth
    Louis Wirth
    Louis Wirth was an American sociologist and member of the Chicago school of sociology.-Life:Louis Wirth was born in the small village of Gemünden in the Hunsrück, Germany. He was one of seven children born to Rosalie Lorig and Joseph Wirth. Gemünden was a pastoral community, and Joseph Wirth...

     (1897–1952), German/American sociologist
  • Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski
    Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski
    Edmund Wnuk-Lipiński , professor of Sociology, is the founder and first head of the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Political Studies, Rector of Collegium Civitas in Warsaw. He was a Fellow at the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna, the University of Notre Dame, and Wissenschaftskolleg...

     (born 1944), Polish sociologist
  • Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary Wollstonecraft
    Mary Wollstonecraft was an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book...

     (1759–1797), British social reformer
  • Dominique Wolton, French sociologist
  • Steve Woolgar
    Steve Woolgar
    Stephen Woolgar is a British sociologist. He has worked closely with Bruno Latour, with whom he co-authored Laboratory Life: the Social Construction of Scientific Facts ....

    , British sociologist
  • Monroe Work
    Monroe Work
    Monroe Nathan Work , was a sociologist who founded the Department of Records and Research at the Tuskegee Institute in 1908 and expanded its national reputation. With much of his career he strove to advance credibility to the anti-lynching campaigns and the Negro Health Week movement...

     (1866–1945), American sociologist
  • Erik Olin Wright
    Erik Olin Wright
    Erik Olin Wright is an American analytical Marxist sociologist, specializing in social stratification, and in egalitarian alternative futures to capitalism.-Biography:...

    , American sociologist


  • Masahiro Yamada
    Masahiro Yamada
    is a Japanese sociologist known for coining popular sociological terms like "parasite singles" and . A graduate of University of Tokyo, he now teaches at Tokyo Gakugei University as professor.-References:* Corresponding Japanese Wikipedia article....

    , Japanese sociologist
  • John Milton Yinger
    John Milton Yinger
    John Milton Yinger was an American sociologist who was president of the American Sociological Association 1976-1977. Yinger received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1942, and was Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Oberlin College.-Biography :Yinger was born in Quincy,...

    , American sociologist who was president of the American Sociological Association
    American Sociological Association
    The American Sociological Association , founded in 1905 as the American Sociological Society , is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the discipline and profession of sociology by serving sociologists in their work and promoting their contributions to serve society.The ASA holds its...

  • Michael Young, British Sociologist and Labour
    Labour Party (UK)
    The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

     politician who coined the term "meritocracy
    Meritocracy, in the first, most administrative sense, is a system of government or other administration wherein appointments and responsibilities are objectively assigned to individuals based upon their "merits", namely intelligence, credentials, and education, determined through evaluations or...



  • Benjamin Zablocki
    Benjamin Zablocki
    Benjamin Zablocki is and American professor of sociology at Rutgers University where he teaches sociology of religion and social psychology. He has published widely on the subject of charismatic religious movements and cults....

     (born 1941), American sociologist and social psychologist
  • Mayer Zald
    Mayer Zald
    Mayer Zald is a professor emeritus of sociology, social work and business administration at the University of Michigan.He is noted for contributions to the sociology of organizations and social movements....

    , American sociologist
  • Tatyana Zaslavskaya
    Tatyana Zaslavskaya
    Tatyana Zaslavskaya is a Russian economic sociologist, a theoretician of perestroika, an author and co-author of several books on economy of the Soviet Union and in sociology of the countryside and a large number of research papers...

    , Russian sociologist
  • René Zavaleta Mercado
    René Zavaleta Mercado
    René Zavaleta Mercado born in Oruro , died in Mexico City , was a Bolivian politician, sociologist and philosopher. Zavaleta was an extremely influential Bolivian thinker of the second half of twentieth century...

    , (1935–1984), Bolivian sociologist
  • Viviana Zelizer
    Viviana Zelizer
    Viviana A. Zelizer, Professor of Sociology at Princeton University, is a prominent economic sociologist who focuses on the attribution of cultural and moral meaning to the economy. A constant theme in her work is economic valuation of the sacred, as found in such contexts as life insurance...

    , American sociologist
  • Hugo Zemelman, Chilean sociologist
  • Eviatar Zerubavel
    Eviatar Zerubavel
    Eviatar Zerubavel is professor of sociology at Rutgers University and a prolific and notable writer on the standardization of time and the sociology of cognition....

    , American cognitive sociologist
  • Jean Ziegler
    Jean Ziegler
    Jean Ziegler is a former professor of sociology at the University of Geneva and the Sorbonne, Paris. He was a Member of Parliament for the Social Democrats in the Federal Assembly of Switzerland from 1981 to 1999...

     (born 1934), Swiss sociologist
  • Slavoj Žižek
    Slavoj Žižek
    Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, critical theorist working in the traditions of Hegelianism, Marxism and Lacanian psychoanalysis. He has made contributions to political theory, film theory, and theoretical psychoanalysis....

     (born 1949), Slovenian sociologist and philosopher
  • Florian Znaniecki
    Florian Znaniecki
    Florian Witold Znaniecki was a Polish sociologist. He taught and wrote in Poland and the United States. He was the 44th President of the American Sociological Association and the founder of academic sociology studies in Poland...

     (1882–1958), Polish/American sociologist
  • Irving Zola
    Irving Zola
    Irving Kenneth Zola was an internationally-known activist and writer in the fields of medical sociology and disability rights. He was a founding member of the Society of Disability Studies and the first editor of Disability Studies Quarterly...

    , American medical sociologist and disability rights activist
  • Tukufu Zuberi
    Tukufu Zuberi
    Tukufu Zuberi is an American sociologist, filmmaker, social critic, educator, and writer. He is the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, and Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at the University of Pennsylvania...

    , American sociologist
  • Sharon Zukin
    Sharon Zukin
    Sharon Zukin is a professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, who specializes in modern urban life. She writes about culture and real estate in New York City, and has also examines consumer society and culture, the new economic order in the...

    , American sociologist