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Famous Female Sociologists

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List of famous female sociologists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female sociologists list contains the most prominent and top females known for being sociologists. There are thousand of females working as sociologists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic sociologists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a sociologist then the people below should give you inspiration.

List includes Emily Fogg Mead, Ayesha Jalal and more.

While this isn't a list of all female sociologists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female sociologists?" and "Who are the best female sociologists?"


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    Nancy Julia Chodorow is a feminist sociologist and psychoanalyst. She has written a number of influential books, including The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender; Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory; Femininities, Masculinities, Sexualities: Freud and Beyond; and The ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Sociologist, Psychoanalyst
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    Ayesha Jalal
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    Ayesha Jalal is a Pakistani-American historian. She is the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University and a 1998 MacArthur Fellow. The bulk of her work deals with the creation of Muslim identities in modern South Asia.more

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    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
    • Profession: Sociologist, Educator, Historian, Professor, Writer
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    Theda Skocpol is an American sociologist and political scientist at Harvard University. She served from 2005 to 2007 as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is influential in sociology as an advocate of the historical-institutional and comparative approaches, and well known in political ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Sociologist, Political scientist
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    Kim Voss is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley whose main field of research is social movements and the American labor movement.more

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    • Age: age 63
    • Profession: Sociologist, Historian
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    Karen Barkey is a professor of sociology at Columbia University in New York City, USA.more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Sociologist, Historian
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    Monique Bégin, PC OC FRSC is an academic and former Canadian politician. Begin was born in Rome and raised in France and Portugal before emigrating to Canada at the end of World War II. She received a MA degree in sociology from the Université de Montréal and a PhD degree from the Sorbonne. In 1967, she ...more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Sociologist, Politician
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    Karin Knorr-Cetina

    Karin Knorr-Cetina is an Austrian sociologist well known for her work on epistemology and social constructionism, summarized in the books The Manufacture of Knowledge: An Essay on the Constructivist and Contextual Nature of Science and Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge. Currently, she ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Graz, Austria
    • Profession: Sociologist
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    Joyce Ladner

    Joyce Ann Ladner is an American civil rights activist, author, civil servant and sociologist.more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Sociologist
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    Ruth Zavaleta Salgado is a Mexican politician. She was affiliated to the Party of the Democratic Revolution until November 2009 but changed and is currently part of the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico. She is a founding member of the PRD and the first female PRD politician to serve as President of the ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
    • Profession: Sociologist
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    • Age: age 42
    • Profession: Sociologist, Lecturer
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    Hedy d'Ancona
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    Hedwig d'Ancona is a Dutch politician, geographer and sociologist.more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: The Hague, Kingdom of the Netherlands
    • Profession: Sociologist, Politician
    • Credits: Tafel Van 5, De
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    Victoria E. Bonnell is a 1985 Guggenheim Fellow in Social Sciences.more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Profession: Sociologist
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    Janja Lalich is an author and researcher focused on what she considers to be cult groups, specializing in charismatic authority, power relations, ideology, and social control.more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Profession: Sociologist
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    Lynn McDonald

    Lynn McDonald is a professor of sociology at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She is the editor of the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale series.more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Profession: Sociologist
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    Margaret R. Somers is an American sociologist and Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Michigan She is the recipient of the Inaugural Lewis A. Coser Award for Innovation and Theoretical Agenda-Setting in Sociology, Somers' work specializes in historical, political, economic, and ...more

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    • Profession: Sociologist
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    Emily Fogg Mead

    Emily Fogg Mead was the mother of Margaret Mead.more

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    • Profession: Sociologist
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