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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 famous people of sociology 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. 
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Michael Schudson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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Michael S. Schudson is Professor of Journalism in the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Diego. He is a well-respected and widely-cited expert in the fields such as ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Profession: Sociologist, Professor

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Harriet Martineau is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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Harriet Martineau was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist. Martineau wrote many books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and perhaps most controversially, feminine perspective; she also translated various ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1802-1876)

Birthplace: Norwich, United Kingdom

Profession: Philosopher

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Hannah Arendt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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Johanna "Hannah" Arendt was a German-born political theorist. Though often described as a philosopher, she rejected that label on the grounds that philosophy is concerned with "man in the singular" and instead described herself as a political theorist because her work centers on the fact that "men, ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1906-1975)

Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Profession: Political scientist, Author, Essayist, Writer, Philosopher

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C. Wright Mills is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Sociologists
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Charles Wright Mills was an American sociologist, and a professor of sociology at Columbia University from 1946 until his death in 1962. Mills was published widely in popular and intellectual journals, and is remembered for several books, among them The Power Elite, which introduced that term and ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1916-1962)

Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Sociologist

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