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)

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

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
(French)
Jürgen HabermasJürgen Habermas
(German)
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
(German,American)

Ferdinand de SaussureFerdinand de Saussure
(Swiss)
Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard
(French)
Erich FrommErich Fromm
(German)

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
(Canadian,American)
Jeremy RifkinJeremy Rifkin
(American)
Stanley MilgramStanley Milgram
(American)

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(American)
Pierre-Joseph ProudhonPierre-Joseph Proudhon
(French)
Marjorie Merriweather PostMarjorie Merriweather Post
(American)

Rudi DutschkeRudi Dutschke
(German)
Robert K. MertonRobert K. Merton
(American)
Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
(American)

Oswald SpenglerOswald Spengler
(German)
Vilfredo ParetoVilfredo Pareto
(French,Italian)
René GirardRené Girard
(French)

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
Thorstein VeblenThorstein Veblen
(Norwegian,American)
Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
(German)

Frances PerkinsFrances Perkins
(American)
Charles FourierCharles Fourier
(French)
Anthony GiddensAnthony Giddens
(British)

George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(American)
Georg SimmelGeorg Simmel
(German)
Alva BelmontAlva Belmont
(American)

Alain BadiouAlain Badiou
(French)
Jean-François LyotardJean-François Lyotard
(French)
C. Wright MillsC. Wright Mills
(American)

Clifford GeertzClifford Geertz
(American)
Henri LefebvreHenri Lefebvre
(French)
Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(American)

Bruno LatourBruno Latour
(French)
Gregory BatesonGregory Bateson
(British,American)
Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Hungarian)

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

Pim FortuynPim Fortuyn
Immanuel WallersteinImmanuel Wallerstein
(American)
Michel AflaqMichel Aflaq
(Syrian)

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

Elton MayoElton Mayo
(Australian)
Daniel DefertDaniel Defert
(French)
Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(American)

Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
(Brazilian)
Carol GilliganCarol Gilligan
(American)
Lewis MumfordLewis Mumford
(American)

Harriet MartineauHarriet Martineau
(British)
Georges SorelGeorges Sorel
(French)
Niklas LuhmannNiklas Luhmann
(German)

Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
(Iranian)
Alfred WeberAlfred Weber
(German)
William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(American)

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
(British)
Peter L. BergerPeter L. Berger
(Austrian,American)
Marcel MaussMarcel Mauss
(French)

David McClellandDavid McClelland
(American)
Edward T. HallEdward T. Hall
(American)
Michael WalzerMichael Walzer
(American)

Ralf DahrendorfRalf Dahrendorf
(German,British)
Manuel CastellsManuel Castells
(Spanish)
Kenneth BurkeKenneth Burke
(American)

Christopher LaschChristopher Lasch
(American)
Stéphane DionStéphane Dion
(Canadian)
Raymond AronRaymond Aron
(French)

Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
(American)
Alfred Radcliffe-BrownAlfred Radcliffe-Brown
(British)
Patrick GeddesPatrick Geddes
(British,Scottish)

E. E. Evans-PritchardE. E. Evans-Pritchard
(British)
Charles TillyCharles Tilly
(American)
Wilhelm DiltheyWilhelm Dilthey
(German)

Harold LasswellHarold Lasswell
(American)
Daniel BellDaniel Bell
(American)
Paul WatzlawickPaul Watzlawick
(Austrian,American)

Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
(American)
Ernst BlochErnst Bloch
(German)
Max SchelerMax Scheler
(German)

Ferdinand TönniesFerdinand Tönnies
(German)
Andre Gunder FrankAndre Gunder Frank
(German)
Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
(German,Hungarian,British)

Daniel J. BoorstinDaniel J. Boorstin
(American)
William Julius WilsonWilliam Julius Wilson
(American)
Dell HymesDell Hymes
(American)