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)
Judith ButlerJudith Butler
(American)

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
(Canadian)
Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
(Swiss)

Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
(American)
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)

Erich FrommErich Fromm
(German)
Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
(American)
Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
(Canadian,American)

Marjorie Merriweather PostMarjorie Merriweather Post
(American)
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(American)
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
(American)

Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
(French)
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)
Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
(French,Italian)

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)
Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen
(Norwegian,American)

Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
(German)
Charles FourierCharles Fourier
(French)
C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
(American)

George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(American)
Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
(French)
Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
(French)

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)
Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
(French)

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
(German)

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Lewis HineLewis Hine
(American)
Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
(French)

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
(British)
Elton MayoElton Mayo
(Australian)
Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins
(American)

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
(American)
Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
(British)
Pim FortuynPim Fortuyn

Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
(German,American)
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
(American)
Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
(French)

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)
Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
(Syrian)

Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
(German)
Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
(Iranian)
Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
(American)

Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)
Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
(Brazilian)
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(American)

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
(French)
Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
(Austrian,American)

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)
David McClellandDavid McClelland
(American)
Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
(American)

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
(American)
Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
(American)
Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
(German,British)

Charles TillyCharles Tilly
(American)
Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
(American)
Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
(British,Scottish)

Raymond AronRaymond Aron
(French)
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)
Alfred WeberAlfred Weber
(German)

Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
(German)
Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
(German)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)

Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
(German)
Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
(American)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)

Daniel BellDaniel Bell
(American)
Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
(American)
Andre Gunder FrankAndre Gunder Frank
(German)

Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
(Austrian,American)
Ernst BlochErnst Bloch
(German)
Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
(American)

Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)
Daniel J. BoorstinDaniel J. Boorstin
(American)
Paul VirilioPaul Virilio
(French)

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

Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(British)
Robert E. ParkRobert E. Park
Mancur OlsonMancur Olson
(American)

William Julius WilsonWilliam Julius Wilson
(American)
Werner SombartWerner Sombart
(German)
Harold InnisHarold Innis
(Canadian)

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