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)

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
(American)

Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
(Canadian)
Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
(Canadian)

Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
(German)
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
(American)

Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)

Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
(Swiss)

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
(Canadian,American)
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)

René GirardRené Girard
(French)
Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
(American)

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

Erich FrommErich Fromm
(German)

Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(American)

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
(American)
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(American)

Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen
(Norwegian,American)

Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
(German)

C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
(American)
Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)

Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
(French,Italian)
Marjorie Merriweather PostMarjorie Merriweather Post
(American)

Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
(French)

Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
(French)

Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins
(American)
Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
(French)

Charles FourierCharles Fourier
(French)
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)

Lewis HineLewis Hine
(American)

Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
(French)

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)
Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)

Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
(American)
Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)

Elton MayoElton Mayo
(Australian)

Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
(French)

Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
(American)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)

Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
(German)
Pim FortuynPim Fortuyn

Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
(American)

Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
(Syrian)

José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
(Spanish)
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)

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

Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
(Austrian,American)

Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
(German)

Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)
Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
(German,American)

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
(American)

Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
(Brazilian)

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(American)

Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
(American)
Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
(French)

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
(American)
Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
(Austrian,American)

Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
(German)

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
(British)

David McClellandDavid McClelland
(American)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)

Charles TillyCharles Tilly
(American)
Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
(British)

Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
(American)

Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
(Iranian)

William Julius WilsonWilliam Julius Wilson
(American)
Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
(American)

Robert E. ParkRobert E. Park
Paul VirilioPaul Virilio
(French)

Raymond AronRaymond Aron
(French)

Daniel BellDaniel Bell
(American)

Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
(British,Scottish)
Victor TurnerVictor Turner
(British)

William PettyWilliam Petty
(British)
Andre Gunder FrankAndre Gunder Frank
(German)

Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
(American)

Ernest GellnerErnest Gellner
(British)

Mancur OlsonMancur Olson
(American)
Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
(German)

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
(German)
Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)

Marvin HarrisMarvin Harris
(American)

Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
(French)
Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
(French)

Marcello TruzziMarcello Truzzi
(American)
Ernst BlochErnst Bloch
(German)

Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
(German,British)

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