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.

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
(American)

Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
(Austrian,American)
Marshall McLuhanMarshall McLuhan
(Canadian)
Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)

Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
(German)
Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
(Swiss)
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)

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

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

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
(American)
Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
(French)
Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)

Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
(French,Italian)
Marjorie Merriweather PostMarjorie Merriweather Post
(American)
George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(American)

Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
(Brazilian)
C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
(American)
Paul EkmanPaul Ekman

René GirardRené Girard
(French)
Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
(German)
Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen
(Norwegian,American)

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)
Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
(German)
Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins
(American)

Anthony GiddensAnthony Giddens
(British)
Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
(American)
Elton MayoElton Mayo
(Australian)

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Charles FourierCharles Fourier
(French)
Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
(French)

Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
(French)
Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
(British)
Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
(French)

Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)
Pim FortuynPim Fortuyn

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)
Paul VirilioPaul Virilio
(French)
Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
(American)

José Ortega y GassetJosé Ortega y Gasset
(Spanish)
Lewis HineLewis Hine
(American)
Arthur de GobineauArthur de Gobineau
(French)

Max HorkheimerMax Horkheimer
(German,American)
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
(American)
Jacques EllulJacques Ellul
(French)

Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
(American)
Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
(Iranian)
Gustave Le BonGustave Le Bon
(French)

Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(American)
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)
Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
(German)

Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
(Syrian)
Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
(French)
Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
(French)

Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)
Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
(British)
David McClellandDavid McClelland
(American)

Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
(Austrian,American)
Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
(Canadian)
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)
Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
(American)
Manuel CastellsManuel Castells
(Spanish)

Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)
Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
(German)
Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
(American)

Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
(British,Scottish)
Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
(German,British)
Raymond AronRaymond Aron
(French)

Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
(American)
Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
(American)
Charles TillyCharles Tilly
(American)

Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)
E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)

Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
(German)
Ferdinand TönniesFerdinand Tönnies
(German)
Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
(Austrian,American)

Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
(American)
Alfred WeberAlfred Weber
(German)
Daniel BellDaniel Bell
(American)

Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
(American)
Marcello TruzziMarcello Truzzi
(American)
Daniel J. BoorstinDaniel J. Boorstin
(American)

Ernst BlochErnst Bloch
(German)
Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
(German,Hungarian,British)
Ulrich BeckUlrich Beck
(German)