List of famous sociologists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Any person who is an expert in the study of social institutions in the society and the development of humans with social circles in communities may be referred to as a sociologist. Sociologists study human behavior, their origins, evolution and other factors like their development, interactions and their collective behavioral patterns in social groups. Thus, sociologists are engaged in the scientific analysis and the examination of any social institution and its relationship and effects on the various facets of the human society. They study the reasons for behavioral change in humans over a period of time and determine the various factors that cause can in behavior. Sociology originated in the 18th and the 19th century, during the period when Western Europe was going through a host of economical, technical changes and social changes that a great impact on the social order. Sociologist may be specialized in fields like social problems, social psychology, social statistics, industrial sociology, sociology of work, sociology of occupations and professions and other files. Some other areas of specializations include race, gender, sex, cultural diversity, labor and industrial relations, personnel management and business relations. Discover some of the world’s most famous sociologists with the help of their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
(British)

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
(Canadian)
Judith ButlerJudith Butler
(American)
Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
(Austrian,American)

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
(German)
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)

Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
(Swiss)
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)
Erich FrommErich Fromm
(German)

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
(Canadian,American)
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
(American)
Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
(German)

Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
(French)
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(American)
Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
(French,Italian)

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)
Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
(American)
Marjorie Merriweather PostMarjorie Merriweather Post
(American)

Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)
Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
(German)
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen
(Norwegian,American)
René GirardRené Girard
(French)
Anthony GiddensAnthony Giddens
(British)

Charles FourierCharles Fourier
(French)
Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
(German)
Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
(French)

Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
(French)
Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
(American)
Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
(French)

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(American)
Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
(French)

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)
Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins
(American)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Pim FortuynPim Fortuyn
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)

Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
(French)
C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
(American)
José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
(Spanish)

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
(American)
Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
(Syrian)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
(American)
Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
(American)
Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
(Brazilian)

Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
(German,American)
Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
(British)
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)

Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
(Iranian)
Elton MayoElton Mayo
(Australian)
Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
(German)

Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
(French)
Alfred WeberAlfred Weber
(German)
Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
(French)

Lewis HineLewis Hine
(American)
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(American)
Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
(British)

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)
David McClellandDavid McClelland
(American)
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)

Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
(German,British)
Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
(Austrian,American)
Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
(Canadian)

Manuel CastellsManuel Castells
(Spanish)
Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
(American)
Raymond AronRaymond Aron
(French)

Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
(British,Scottish)
Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
(American)
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
(American)
Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
(American)

Charles TillyCharles Tilly
(American)
Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
(German)
Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
(American)

Daniel J. BoorstinDaniel J. Boorstin
(American)
Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
(German)
Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
(Austrian,American)

Daniel BellDaniel Bell
(American)
Ernst BlochErnst Bloch
(German)
Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)

Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)
Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
(American)

Buchi EmechetaBuchi Emecheta
(Nigerian)
Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)
Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
(German,Hungarian,British)