Find out more about the greatest American Sociologists, including Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, Stanley Milgram, Erving Goffman and Theodor W. Adorno.
Herbert MarcuseHerbert Marcuse
18 July 1898
Philosopher
Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860
Writer

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
13 December 1902
Sociologist

Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
04 July 1910
Sociologist

George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
27 February 1863
Philosopher

Pitirim SorokinPitirim Sorokin
21 January 1889
Sociologist
Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
08 January 1867
Social Activist

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
24 February 1956
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher,

Daniel Patrick MoynihanDaniel Patrick Moynihan
16 March 1927
Politician
Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
11 June 1922
Sociologist, Non-fiction writer

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
15 June 1916
Economist, Psychologist, Politician, Sociologist,
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
15 August 1933
Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist

C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
28 August 1916
Sociologist

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
14 April 1934
Essayist, Political scientist, Writer, Professor,

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
09 May 1904
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
17 January 1853
socialite
Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
23 August 1926
Anthropologist, University teacher, Sociologist

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
28 September 1930
Economist, Geopolitician, Economic historian,

Ted NelsonTed Nelson
17 June 1937
Philosopher

Lewis HineLewis Hine
26 September 1874
Sociologist
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
19 October 1895
Architect, Historian of technology, Historian,

Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
14 February 1895
Philosopher, Educationist, Sociologist, University
Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
26 January 1945
Economist, Sociologist, Writer, Prospectivist,

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,

William B. HelmreichWilliam B. Helmreich
1945 AD
Professor
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
28 November 1936
Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
01 June 1932
Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist,
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
16 May 1914
Anthropologist, Sociologist, University teacher

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
30 October 1840
Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian,

Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
02 May 1950
Academic Scholar
Charles TillyCharles Tilly
27 May 1929
Historian, Political scientist, Sociologist,

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Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
03 March 1935
Philosopher, Political scientist, University
Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
17 March 1929
Sociologist, Theologian, University teacher

Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
13 February 1902
Political scientist, Scientist, Sociologist

David McClellandDavid McClelland
20 May 1917
Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist

Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
05 May 1897
Philosopher, Literary critic, University teacher,
Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
25 July 1921
Philosopher, Psychologist, Psychotherapist,
Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
01 May 1948
Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher,

Daniel BellDaniel Bell
10 May 1919
Sociologist, Writer, University teacher,

Chester BarnardChester Barnard
07 November 1886
Business Executive

Mancur OlsonMancur Olson
22 January 1932
Economist, Political scientist, University
Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
07 March 1900
Sociologist, Psychologist

Daniel J. BoorstinDaniel J. Boorstin
01 October 1914
Librarian, Historian, Writer, Sociologist, Lawyer,

Harold GarfinkelHarold Garfinkel
29 October 1917
Sociologist, Educationist, University teacher

Seymour Martin LipsetSeymour Martin Lipset
18 March 1922
Sociologist, Political scientist, University

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
18 August 1927
Anthropologist, University teacher, Sociologist
William Julius WilsonWilliam Julius Wilson
20 December 1935
Sociologist, University teacher, Professor, Writer

Theda SkocpolTheda Skocpol
04 May 1947
Historian, Political scientist, Sociology,
James Q. WilsonJames Q. Wilson
27 May 1931
Academic

Elliot AronsonElliot Aronson
09 January 1932
Psychologist, Sociologist, University teacher,

Edwin SutherlandEdwin Sutherland
13 August 1883
Sociologist
Dell HymesDell Hymes
07 June 1927
Anthropologist, Linguist, University teacher,

Rensis LikertRensis Likert
05 August 1903
Psychologist, Statistician, Sociologist
Marcello TruzziMarcello Truzzi
06 September 1935
Teacher, Sociologist

Gordon HirabayashiGordon Hirabayashi
23 April 1918
Sociologist

Alexis HermanAlexis Herman
16 July 1947
Politician, Sociologist

Andrew GreeleyAndrew Greeley
05 February 1928
Priest

William H. WhyteWilliam H. Whyte
01 October 1917
Writer and urbanologist
Lester Frank WardLester Frank Ward
18 June 1841
Botanist

Nancy ChodorowNancy Chodorow
20 January 1944
Psychologist, Writer, Sociologist

Roger Nash BaldwinRoger Nash Baldwin
21 January 1884
Sociologist, Trade unionist

Todd GitlinTodd Gitlin
06 January 1943
Sociologist
Ernest BurgessErnest Burgess
16 May 1886
Sociologist, Criminologist

E. Franklin FrazierE. Franklin Frazier
24 September 1894
American sociologist
Peter BlauPeter Blau
07 February 1918
Sociologist, University teacher

David RiesmanDavid Riesman
22 September 1909
Sociologist, Lawyer, University teacher, Writer

W. I. ThomasW. I. Thomas
13 August 1863
Sociologist, Writer
Gerhard LenskiGerhard Lenski
13 August 1924
Sociologist, University teacher

Louis WirthLouis Wirth
28 August 1897
Sociologist
Robert N. BellahRobert N. Bellah
23 February 1927
American sociologist

Travis HirschiTravis Hirschi
15 April 1935
Sociologist

Faye WattletonFaye Wattleton
08 July 1943
Midwife, Registered nurse, Author, News presenter
Charles S. JohnsonCharles S. Johnson
24 July 1893
Sociologist

Kingsley DavisKingsley Davis
20 August 1908
Sociologist
Neil SmelserNeil Smelser
22 July 1930
Sociologist

Morris JanowitzMorris Janowitz
22 October 1919
Sociologist

William Fielding OgburnWilliam Fielding Ogburn
29 June 1886
Sociologist

Lawrence Joseph HendersonLawrence Joseph Henderson
03 June 1878
Physiologist
Michael MessnerMichael Messner
1952 AD
Sociologist
Elsie Clews ParsonsElsie Clews Parsons
27 November 1875
Anthropologist

Edward ShilsEdward Shils
01 July 1910
Professor

Elihu KatzElihu Katz
31 May 1926
Sociologist

E. Digby BaltzellE. Digby Baltzell
14 November 1915
Sociologist
W. Lloyd WarnerW. Lloyd Warner
26 October 1898
Anthropologist

Howard W. OdumHoward W. Odum
24 May 1884
Sociologist

Franklin Henry GiddingsFranklin Henry Giddings
23 March 1855
Sociologist

Robert Staughton LyndRobert Staughton Lynd
26 September 1892
Sociologist

Marvin WolfgangMarvin Wolfgang
14 November 1924
Sociologist
Kate Waller BarrettKate Waller Barrett
24 January 1857
Physician

Jessie BernardJessie Bernard
08 June 1903
Sociologist
Richard QuinneyRichard Quinney
1934 AD
Sociologist

Alice S. RossiAlice S. Rossi
24 September 1922
Sociologist
Gresham SykesGresham Sykes
26 May 1922
Sociologist
Otis Dudley DuncanOtis Dudley Duncan
02 December 1921
Sociologist