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

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

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
15 June 1916
Economist, Psychologist, Politician, Sociologist,
Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
11 June 1922
Sociologist, Non-fiction writer

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
13 December 1902
Sociologist, University teacher

Daniel Patrick MoynihanDaniel Patrick Moynihan
16 March 1927
Politician

Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
04 July 1910
Sociologist
Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen
30 July 1857
Economist, Sociologist, Writer, University teacher

Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
15 August 1933
Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist
Marjorie Merriweather PostMarjorie Merriweather Post
15 March 1887
Socialite

Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
26 January 1945
Economist, Sociologist, Writer, Prospectivist,

C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
28 August 1916
Sociologist
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
27 February 1863
Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist, University

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
09 May 1904
Anthropologist, Philosopher, Sociologist,
Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
17 January 1853
socialite

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

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
23 August 1926
Anthropologist, University teacher, Sociologist
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,

Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins
10 April 1880
politician, sociologist
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
19 October 1895
Architect, Historian of technology, Historian,

Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
14 February 1895
Philosopher, Educationist, Sociologist, University

Lewis HineLewis Hine
26 September 1874
Sociologist, Photographer, Artist

Ted NelsonTed Nelson
17 June 1937
Philosopher
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
28 November 1936
Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer,
Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
17 March 1929
Sociologist, Theologian, University teacher

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
01 June 1932
Historian, Social critic, Writer, Sociologist,

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

Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
13 February 1902
Political scientist, Scientist, Sociologist
David McClellandDavid McClelland
20 May 1917
Psychologist, University teacher, Sociologist

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Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
16 May 1914
Anthropologist, Sociologist, University teacher

Dell HymesDell Hymes
07 June 1927
Anthropologist, Linguist, University teacher,

Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
03 March 1935
Philosopher, Political scientist, University

Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
05 May 1897
Philosopher, Literary critic, University teacher,
Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
25 July 1921
Philosopher, Psychologist, Psychotherapist,

Charles TillyCharles Tilly
27 May 1929
Historian, Political scientist, Sociologist,
Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
07 March 1900
Sociologist, Psychologist

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

Daniel J. BoorstinDaniel J. Boorstin
01 October 1914
Librarian, Historian, Writer, Sociologist, Lawyer,
Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
01 May 1948
Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher,

William Julius WilsonWilliam Julius Wilson
20 December 1935
Sociologist, University teacher, Professor, Writer
Mancur OlsonMancur Olson
22 January 1932
Economist, Political scientist, University

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

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
18 August 1927
Anthropologist, University teacher, Sociologist

Rensis LikertRensis Likert
05 August 1903
Psychologist, Statistician, Sociologist

Seymour Martin LipsetSeymour Martin Lipset
18 March 1922
Sociologist, Political scientist, University
Theda SkocpolTheda Skocpol
04 May 1947
Historian, Political scientist, Sociology,

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

Marcello TruzziMarcello Truzzi
06 September 1935
Teacher, Sociologist

Faye WattletonFaye Wattleton
08 July 1943
Midwife, Registered nurse, Author, News presenter
Peter BlauPeter Blau
07 February 1918
Sociologist, University teacher

Alexis HermanAlexis Herman
16 July 1947
Politician, Sociologist
Nancy ChodorowNancy Chodorow
20 January 1944
Psychologist, Writer, Sociologist

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

Ernest BurgessErnest Burgess
16 May 1886
Sociologist, Criminologist
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

E. Franklin FrazierE. Franklin Frazier
24 September 1894
American sociologist

Robert Staughton LyndRobert Staughton Lynd
26 September 1892
Sociologist