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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?"
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 The Power of Feelings: Personal Meaning in Psychoanalysis, Gender, and Culture. She is widely regarded as a leading psychoanalytic feminist theorist and is a member of the International Psychoanalytical Association, often speaking at its congresses. She spent many years as a professor in the departments of sociology and clinical psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She retired from ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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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 on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan

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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 political science for her "state autonomy theory". Skocpol has written widely for both popular and academic audiences. In 2007, Skocpol was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, one of the world's most prestigious prizes in political science. In 2002-3, Skocpol was president of the American Political Science Association. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 67

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