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

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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.
Karl Marx Karl Marx
Prussian

Herbert Marcuse Herbert Marcuse
German, American

Pitirim Sorokin Pitirim Sorokin
American, Russian

Slavoj ŽižekSlavoj Žižek
Slovenian

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
American

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
French

Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
German
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
French

Daniel Patrick MoynihanDaniel Patrick Moynihan
American
Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-ParmaPrincess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
Spanish, French

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
American

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
Canadian, American
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
American

Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
French
Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
German

Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
French, Italian

Pim FortuynPim Fortuyn
-
Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
Polish, British
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Bruno LatourBruno Latour
French
Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
Syrian

Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
French

Charles FourierCharles Fourier
French

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
British, American
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
-

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
American

Anthony GiddensAnthony Giddens
British

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
Hungarian

José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
Spanish
Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
French

Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
Brazilian
C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
American

Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
German

Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
French
Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
American

Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
German
Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
French

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
French

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
American

Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
German, American

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
American
Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
American

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
American

Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
Iranian

Ted NelsonTed Nelson
American
Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
American
Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
French

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
American

Lewis HineLewis Hine
American

Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
French
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
French

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
British
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
American

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
American

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
British
Manuel CastellsManuel Castells
Spanish

Raymond AronRaymond Aron
French
Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
German, British

Beatrice WebbBeatrice Webb
British

Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
German
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
American

Charles TillyCharles Tilly
American
Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
American

Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
American

Elton MayoElton Mayo
Australian

Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
Austrian, American
William B. HelmreichWilliam B. Helmreich
Swiss, American

Edgar MorinEdgar Morin
French

David McClellandDavid McClelland
American

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
German

Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
Scottish
Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
American

Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
American
Ernesto LaclauErnesto Laclau
Argentinian

Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
German

Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
Austrian, American
Ernst BlochErnst Bloch
German

Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
German, Hungarian, British
Alfred WeberAlfred Weber
German

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
British
Norbert EliasNorbert Elias
Polish, British

Norbert EliasNorbert Elias
Polish

Max SchelerMax Scheler
German
Buchi EmechetaBuchi Emecheta
Nigerian

Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
Canadian
Ferdinand TönniesFerdinand Tönnies
German