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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?"
Nancy Chodorow is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous 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 ...more

Age: 73

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Sociologist, Psychoanalyst

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Ayesha Jalal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Sociologists
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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

Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

Profession: Sociologist, Educator, Historian, Professor, Writer

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Theda Skocpol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Sociologists
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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 ...more

Age: 69

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

Age: 63

Profession: Sociologist, Historian

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