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List of Famous Sociologists

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List of famous sociologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top sociologists in the world? This includes the most prominent sociologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable sociologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic sociologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned sociologists.

Examples of people on this list: Michel Foucault, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known sociologists to the lesser known sociologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the sociologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous sociologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous sociologists?" then you're in the right place. (273 items)
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    Laurie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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    Laurence John "Laurie" Taylor is an English sociologist and radio presenter originally from Liverpool.more

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    • Age: age 79
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Sociologist, Radio personality
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    Ted Nelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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    Theodor Holm Nelson is an American pioneer of information technology, philosopher, and sociologist. He coined the terms "hypertext" and "hypermedia" in 1963, and published them in 1965. Nelson has also been credited as being the first person to use the words transclusion, virtuality, intertwingularity, ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Sociologist, Philosopher
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    Seymour Martin Lipset is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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    Seymour Martin Lipset was an American political sociologist, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and the Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. His major work was in the fields of political sociology, trade union organization, social stratification, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1922-2006)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Sociologist, Political scientist
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    Immanuel Wallerstein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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    Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein is an American sociologist, historical social scientist, and world-systems analyst, arguably best known for his development of the general approach in sociology which led to the emergence of his World-System Theory. He publishes bimonthly syndicated commentaries on world ...more

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    • Age: 85
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Political Economist, Sociologist, Scientist
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    Julia Kristeva is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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    Julia Kristeva is a Bulgarian-French philosopher, literary critic, psychoanalyst, sociologist, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She is now a Professor at the University Paris Diderot. Kristeva became influential in international critical analysis, ...more

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    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: Southeast Europe, Northern Thrace, Sliven Province, Sliven, Bulgaria, + more
    • Profession: Literary critic, Sociologist, Psychoanalyst, Novelist, Philosopher, + more
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    Charles Johnson

    Charles Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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    Charles Spurgeon Johnson was an American sociologist and college administrator, the first black president of historically black Fisk University, and a lifelong advocate for racial equality and the advancement of civil rights for African Americans and all ethnic minorities. He preferred to work ...more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1893-1956)
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Sociologist
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    Claude S. Fischer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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    Claude Serge Fischer is an American sociologist and Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in urban sociology, research methods, and American society at UC Berkeley.more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Profession: Sociologist, Professor
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    George Herbert Mead is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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    George Herbert Mead was an American philosopher, sociologist and psychologist, primarily affiliated with the University of Chicago, where he was one of several distinguished pragmatists. He is regarded as one of the founders of social psychology and the American sociological tradition in general.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1863-1931)
    • Birthplace: South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Sociologist, Psychologist, Philosopher
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