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* Peter Abell, British sociologist *
Mark Abrams Mark Abrams (27 April 1906 – 25 September 1994) was a social scientist and market research expert who pioneered new techniques in statistical surveying and opinion polling. Background and education Mark Abrams was born Max Alexander Abramow ...
(1906–1994), British sociologist, political scientist and pollster *
Janet Abu-Lughod Janet Lippman Abu-Lughod (August 3, 1928 – December 14, 2013) was an American sociologist who made major contributions to world-systems theory World-systems theory (also known as world-systems analysis or the world-systems perspective)Immanue ...
(1928–2013), American sociologist *
Jane Addams Laura Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 May 21, 1935) was an American Settlement movement, settlement activist, Social reform, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator and author. She was an important leader in the history of so ...

Jane Addams
(1860–1935), American social worker, sociologist, public philosopher and reformer *
Theodor Adorno Theodor is a masculine given name. It is a German form of TheodoreTheodore may refer to: Places * Theodore, Alabama, United States * Theodore, Australian Capital Territory * Theodore, Queensland, a town in the Shire of Banana, Australia * Th ...
(1903–1969), German philosopher and cultural sociologist *
Richard Alba Richard D. Alba (born December 22, 1942) is an American sociologist, who is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (The Graduate Center) is a public ...
, American sociologist *
Francesco Alberoni Francesco Alberoni (born 31 December 1929, in Borgonovo Val Tidone, Province of Piacenza, Piacenza) is an Italian journalist and a professor of sociology. He was a board member and senior board member (chairman) of RAI, the Italian state televisi ...

Francesco Alberoni
, Italian sociologist *
Martin Albrow Martin Albrow (born 1937) is a British Sociology, sociologist, noted for his works on globalization, the theory of the global age and global civil society. He was appointed in 1963 as the first full-time sociologist at University of Reading, Reading ...
, British sociologist * Jeffrey C. Alexander, American sociologist *
Edwin Amenta Edwin Amenta is an American Sociology, sociologist best known for his study of social policy, social movements, and the New Deal. Career Through his Political Mediation Theory, developed as a consequence of studying the Townsend movement for old-a ...
, American sociologist *
Nancy Ammerman Nancy Tatom Ammerman (born 1950) is an American professor of sociology of religion at Boston University School of Theology. Life In 1984, Ammerman joined the faculty of Emory University. Her book, ''Baptist Battles'', won the 1992 Distinguished ...
, American sociologist * Eric Anderson, American-British sociologist *
Elijah Anderson Elijah Anderson (* 1943 Events Below, the events of World War II World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a World war, global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved World War II by cou ...
, American sociologist *
Stanislav Andreski Stanisław Andrzejewski (or Stanislav Andreski) (8 May 1919, in Częstochowa Częstochowa ( , ; german: Tschenstochau, Czenstochau; la, Czanstochova) is a city in southern Poland on the Warta, Warta River with 217,530 inhabitants, making it th ...
, Polish-British sociologist *
Aaron Antonovsky Aaron Antonovsky (19 December 1923 – 7 July 1994) was an Israeli American sociology, sociologist and academician whose work concerned the relationship between Stress (biology), stress, health and well-being (salutogenesis). Biography Antonov ...
, Israeli sociologist *
Arjun Appadurai Arjun Appadurai (born 1949) is an Indian-American anthropologist recognized as a major theorist in globalization studies. In his anthropological work, he discusses the importance of the modernity Modernity, a topic in the humanities and soc ...
, Indian sociologist *
Andrew Arato Andrew Arato ( hu, Arató András ; born 22 August 1944) is a Professor of Political and Social Theory in the Department of Sociology at The New School, best known for his influential book ''Civil Society and Political Theory'', coauthored with J ...
, Hungarian-American sociologist *
Margaret Archer Margaret Scotford Archer (born 20 January 1943) is an English sociologist, who spent most of her academic career at the University of Warwick where she was for many years Professor of Sociology. She was also a professor at l'Ecole Polytechniqu ...
, British sociologist *
Hannah Arendt Hannah Arendt (, also , ; 14 October 1906 – 4 December 1975) was a German-born American political theorist. Her many books and articles have had a lasting influence on political theory and philosophy. Arendt is widely considered one of ...
(1906–1975), German political theorist *
Alcira Argumedo Alcira Susana Argumedo (born 7 May 1940) is an Argentine sociologist, academic and was member of the Argentine Chamber of Deputies. She was nominated as a candidate for president on the Proyecto Sur ticket for the 2011 Argentine general election, ...
(1940–2021), Argentine sociologist *
Aristoteles Aristotle (; grc-gre, Ἀριστοτέλης ''Aristotélēs'', ; 384–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical Greece, Classical period in Ancient Greece. Taught by Plato, he was the founder of the Lyceum (C ...

Aristoteles
(384 bC-322 aC), Ancient Greek philosopher and sociologist *
Raymond Aron Raymond Claude Ferdinand Aron (; 14 March 1905 – 17 October 1983) was a French philosopher A philosopher is someone who practices philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those about ...
(1905–1983), French philosopher and sociologist *
Stanley Aronowitz Stanley Aronowitz (1933–2021) was a professor of sociology, cultural studies, and urban education at the CUNY Graduate Center. He was also a veteran political activist and cultural critic, an advocate for organized labor and a member of the int ...
, American sociologist *
Giovanni Arrighi Giovanni Arrighi (7 July 1937 – 18 June 2009) was an Italian economist, sociologist and World-systems theory, world-systems analyst, from 1998 a Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His work has been translated into over fifteen l ...
, Italian sociologist *
Johan Asplund Johan Asplund (May 19, 1937 – November 13, 2018) was a Sweden, Swedish sociologist interested in social interaction and ethnomethodology. At present, his works are not widely translated from the original Swedish (language), Swedish.It is said th ...
(1937–2018), Swedish sociologist *
Vilhelm Aubert Johan Vilhelm Aubert (7 June 1922 – 19 July 1988) was an influential Norwegian Norwegian, Norwayan, or Norsk may refer to: *Something of, from, or related to Norway, a country in northwestern Europe *Norwegians, both a nation and an ethnic gr ...
(1922–1988), Norwegian sociologist * Francisco Ayala, Spanish sociologist and novelist


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* Élisabeth Badinter (born 1944), French philosopher and historian *
Patrick Baert Patrick Baert (born 23 January 1961, in Brussels) is a Belgian sociologist and social theorist, based in Britain. He is a Professor of Social Theory at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. Baert studied at the Vrij ...
, British sociologist * Sergio Bagú, Argentinian sociologist * Kenneth D. Bailey, American sociologist *
Georges Balandier Georges Balandier (21 December 1920 – 5 October 2016) was a French Sociology, sociologist, anthropologist and ethnologist noted for his research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Balandier was born in Aillevillers-et-Lyaumont. He was a professor at the Univ ...
, French sociologist *
Emily Greene Balch Emily Greene Balch (January 8, 1867 – January 9, 1961) was an American economist An economist is a professional and practitioner in the social science Social science is the branch A branch ( or , ) or tree branch (sometimes ...

Emily Greene Balch
, American professor of sociology and Nobel Peace laureate * Robert Balch, American sociologist *
E. Digby Baltzell Edward Digby Baltzell (November 14, 1915 – August 17, 1996) was an American sociologist, academic and author. He became an eminent professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and was credited with popularizing the acronym ''WASP A wasp ...
, American sociologist *
Eileen Barker Eileen Vartan Barker (born 21 April 1938, Edinburgh, UK) is a professor in sociology, an emeritus member of the London School of Economics , mottoeng = To understand the causes of things , established = 1895 , type = Public In publi ...

Eileen Barker
(born 1938), British sociologist and professor * Barry Barnes, British sociologist * Liberty Barnes, American sociologist *
Roland Barthes Roland Gérard Barthes (; ; 12 November 1915 – 26 March 1980) was a French literary theorist Literature broadly is any collection of Writing, written work, but it is also used more narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an a ...

Roland Barthes
(1915–1980), French literary critic, literary and social theorist, philosopher, and semiotician *
Robert Bartholomew Robert Emerson Bartholomew (born August 17, 1958) is an American medical sociologist, journalist and author living in New Zealand. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland in New ...
(born 1958), American medical sociologist living in New Zealand *
Roger Bastide Roger Bastide (Nîmes, 1 April 1898 – Maisons-Laffitte, 10 April 1974) was a French sociology, sociologist and anthropology, anthropologist, specialist in sociology and Brazilian literature. He was raised as a Protestant and studied philosophy in ...
, French sociologist *
Gregory Bateson Gregory Bateson (9 May 1904 – 4 July 1980) was an English anthropologistAn anthropologist is a person engaged in the practice of anthropology. Anthropology is the study of aspects of humans within past and present Society, societies. Social an ...
(1904–1980), English/American cybernetician * Jean Baubérot (born 1941), French historian and sociologist *
Jean Baudrillard Jean Baudrillard ( , , ; 27 July 1929 – 6 March 2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher A philosopher is someone who practices philosophy Philosophy (from , ) is the study of general and fundamental questions, such as those ab ...

Jean Baudrillard
(1929–2007), French cultural theorist *
Zygmunt Bauman Zygmunt Bauman (; 19 November 1925 – 9 January 2017) was a Polish sociologist and philosopher. He was driven out of the Polish People's Republic The Polish People's Republic ( pl, Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa, PRL) was a country in Centr ...

Zygmunt Bauman
(1925–2017), Polish/British sociologist * Frank Bean, American sociologist *
Peter Bearman Peter Shawn Bearman (born 1956) is an American sociologist, notable for his contributions to the fields of adolescent health, research design, structural analysis, Content analysis, textual analysis, oral history and social networks. He is the Jon ...
(born 1956), American sociologist *
Ulrich Beck Ulrich Beck (15 May 1944 – 1 January 2015) was a well known German sociologist, and one of the most cited social scientists in the world during his lifetime. His work focused on questions of uncontrollability, Sociology of scientific ignoranc ...
(1944–2015), German sociologist *
Gary Becker Gary Stanley Becker (; December 2, 1930 – May 3, 2014) was an American economist who received the 1992 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, officially the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Econo ...
, American economist * Howard P. Becker, American sociologist *
Howard S. Becker Howard Saul Becker (born 1928) is an American sociology, sociologist who teaches at Northwestern University. Becker has made contributions to the sociology of deviance, sociology of art, and sociology of music. Becker also wrote extensively on s ...
(born 1928), American sociologist *
Jens Beckert Jens Beckert (born 21 July 1967, in Frankfurt am Main) is a German sociologist with a strong interest in economic sociology. The author of books on inherited wealth and the social foundations of economic efficiency, he focuses on the role of the e ...
, German sociologist * Richard F. Behrendt (1908–1973), German sociologist *
Daniel Bell Daniel Bell (May 10, 1919 – January 25, 2011) was an American sociologist, writer, editor, and professor at Harvard University Harvard University is a private Private or privates may refer to: Music * "In Private "In Private" was t ...

Daniel Bell
(1919–2011), American sociologist *
Robert N. Bellah Robert Neelly Bellah (February 23, 1927 – July 30, 2013) was an American sociologist and the Elliott Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or ...
, American sociologist *
Walden Bello Walden Flores Bello (born November 11, 1945) is a Filipino academic An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education, secondary or tertiary education, tertiary higher educa ...
, Filipino sociologist *
Reinhard Bendix Reinhard Bendix (February 25, 1916 – February 28, 1991) was a German American Sociology, sociologist. Born in Berlin, German Empire, Germany, he briefly belonged to Neu Beginnen and Hashomer Hatzair, groups that resisted the Nazis. In 1938 he e ...
, German-American sociologist *
Walter Benjamin Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (; ; 15 July 1892 – 26 September 1940) was a German Jewish The history of the Jews in Germany goes back at least to the year 321, and continued through the Early Middle Ages (5th to 10th centuries CE) and ...

Walter Benjamin
(1892–1940), German cultural writer and sociologist *
Albert Benschop Albert Benschop (10 May 1949, Rijswijk Rijswijk ( , ), formerly known as Ryswick ( ) in English, is a town and municipality in the Western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Its population was in , and it has an area of , of which i ...
(1949–2018), Dutch sociologist * Joseph Berger, American sociologist * Peter L. Berger (born 1929), Austro-American sociologist * Pierre L. van den Berghe, Belgian sociologist *
Henri Bergson Henri-Louis Bergson (; 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a French philosopherHenri Bergson. 2014. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Retrieved 13 August 2014, from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/61856/Henri-Bergson
Henri Bergson
(1859–1941), French philosopher *
Jessie Bernard Jessie Shirley Bernard (born Jessie Sarah Ravitch, 1903 – 1996) was an American sociologist and noted feminist scholar. She was a persistent forerunner of feminist thought in American sociology and her life's work is characterized as extraordin ...

Jessie Bernard
, American feminist sociologist *
Eduard Bernstein Eduard Bernstein (; 6 January 1850 – 18 December 1932) was a German social democratic Social democracy is a political Politics (from , ) is the set of activities that are associated with Decision-making, making decisions in Social ...

Eduard Bernstein
, German politician and intellectual * Jean-Michel Berthelot, French sociologist *
Andre Beteille Andre Beteille,(born 30 September 1934) is an Indian sociologist and writer. He is well known for his studies of the caste system Caste is a form of social stratification characterized by endogamy, hereditary transmission of a style of ...
, Indian sociologist * Krishna Bhattachan, Nepalese sociologist *
Robert Bierstedt Robert Bierstedt (1913–1998) was an American sociologist who often wrote about sociological theory, culture, and constitutional law. He was a native of Burlington, Iowa Burlington is a city in, and the county seat of, Des Moines County, Iowa, ...
, American sociologist *
Norman Birnbaum Norman Birnbaum (July 21, 1926 – January 4, 2019) was an American sociologist. He was an emeritus professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and a member of the editorial board of ''The Nation''. Early life He was educated in New York ...
, American sociologist * Margunn Bjørnholt (born 1958), Norwegian sociologist and economist * Donald Black, American sociologist *
Peter Blau Peter Michael Blau (February 7, 1918 – March 12, 2002) was an American sociologist and theorist A theory is a rational Rationality is the quality or state of being rational – that is, being based on or agreeable to reason Reason is t ...
(1918–2002), American sociologist * Kathleen M. Blee (born 1953), American sociologist * Gisela Bleibtreu-Ehrenberg (born 1929), German sociologist, ethnologist, and sexologist * Danielle Bleitrach (born 1938), French sociologist and journalist *
David Bloor David Bloor (; born 1942) is a British sociologist. He is a professor in, and a former director of, the Science Studies Unit at the University of Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh ( sco, University o Edinburgh, gd, Oilthigh Dhùn Èi ...
, British sociologist *
Herbert Blumer Herbert George Blumer (March 7, 1900 – April 13, 1987) was an American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States The United States of Am ...
(1900–1987), American sociologist * Olivier Bobineau (born 1972), French sociologist *
Luc Boltanski Luc Boltanski (born 4 January 1940) is a French sociologist, Professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (french: École des hautes études en sciences sociales; als ...
, French sociologist * Scott Boorman (born 1949), American sociologist * Charles Booth, British social researcher * Ernst Borinski (1901–1983), German sociologist *
Thomas Bottomore __NOTOC__ Thomas Burton Bottomore (8 April 1920, England – 9 December 1992, Sussex Sussex (), from the Old English Old English (, ), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest recorded form of the English language English is a West G ...
(1920–1992), British sociologist *
Raymond Boudon Raymond Boudon (27 January 1934 – 10 April 2013) was a sociologist, philosopher and Professor in the Paris-Sorbonne University Paris-Sorbonne University (also known as Paris IV; french: Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV) was a public un ...

Raymond Boudon
, French sociologist *
Pierre Bourdieu Pierre Bourdieu (; 1 August 1930 – 23 January 2002) was a French sociologist and public intellectual An intellectual is a person who engages in critical thinking, research, and Human self-reflection, reflection to advance discussions of ...
(1930–2002), French sociologist *
Victor Branford Victor Branford (25 September 1863 – 22 June 1930) was a British sociologist. He was the founder of the Sociological Society and was made an Honorary member of the American Sociological Society, now the American Sociological Association. Lif ...
(1863–1930), British sociologist *
Ronald Breiger Ronald Breiger is an American sociologist and a Regents Professor, a professor of sociology and (by courtesy) government and public policy, an affiliate of the interdisciplinary graduate program in statistics and data science, and an affiliate of ...
, American sociologist *
John David Brewer John David Brewer HDSSc, MRIA, FRSE, FAcSS, FRSA (born 1951) is an Irish-British sociologist who was the former President of the British Sociological Association (2009–12), and has been the Professor of Post Conflict Studies in the Senator Ge ...
(born 1951), British sociologist * Carl Brinkmann (1885–1954), German sociologist * David G. Bromley, American sociologist * Rogers Brubaker, American sociologist * Hauke Brunkhorst, German sociologist * Walter F. Buckley, American sociologist * Michael Burawoy, American sociologist * Ernest Burgess (1886–1966), Canadian sociologist * Tom R. Burns, European-American sociologist * Ronald Burt, American sociologist * Judith Butler (born 1956), American gender theorist * Laila Bushra, Pakistani sociologist


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* Roger Caillois, French sociologist * Craig Calhoun, American sociologist * Michel Callon, French sociologist * Elias Canetti, Bulgaria-born novelist and outsider sociologist * Georges Canguilhem, French intellectual * Fernando Henrique Cardoso (born 1931), Brazilian sociologist, former President of Brazil * Kathleen Carley, American computational sociologist * Antonio Caso, Mexican sociologist * Robert Castel, French sociologist * Julieta Castellanos (born 1952), Honduran sociologist * Manuel Castells (born 1942), Spanish sociologist and urban planner * Cornelius Castoriadis (1922–1997), Greek philosopher and political theorist * Michel de Certeau, French cultural sociologist * Francis Stuart Chapin (1888–1974), American sociologist * Christopher Chase-Dunn, American sociologist * Louis Chauvel (born 1967), French sociologist * Nancy Chodorow (born 1944), American sociologist, psychoanalyst, and gender theorist * Nicholas A. Christakis, American sociologist * Chua Beng Huat, Singaporean sociologist * Aaron Cicourel, American sociologist * Dieter Claessens (1921–1997), German sociologist * Lars Clausen (born 1935), German sociologist * Marshall B. Clinard (1911–2010), American sociologist (criminology) * Clifford Clogg, American sociologist * Richard Cloward (1926–2001), American sociologist * Philip N. Cohen, American sociologist * Ronald L. Cohen, American social psychologist * Stanley Cohen (sociologist), Stanley Cohen, British sociologist (criminology) * James Samuel Coleman (1926–1995), American sociologist * Harry Collins, British sociologist * Patricia Hill Collins (born 1948), American sociologist * Randall Collins, American sociologist * Auguste Comte (1798–1857), French founder of sociology * Nicolas de Condorcet, French mathematician and early sociologist * Dalton Conley, American sociologist * R.W. Connell (born 1944), Australian sociologist * Paul Connerton, British sociologist * Charles Cooley (1864–1929), American sociologist * Anna Julia Cooper, American sociologist * Lewis A. Coser (1913–2003), American sociologist * Carl J. Couch (1925–1994), American sociologist * Douglas E. Cowan, Canadian sociologist * Maxine Leeds Craig, American sociologist * Colin Crouch, British sociologist * Michel Crozier, French sociologist * Agustin Cueva, Ecuadorian sociologist * Stefan Czarnowski (1879–1937), Polish sociologist


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* Robert Dahl (born 1915), American political scientist * Ralf Dahrendorf (1929–2009), German-British sociologist and politician * Dankwart Danckwerts (born 1933), German sociologist * Randy David, Filipino sociologist * Leonore Davidoff (1932–2014), American-British sociologist and historian * Kingsley Davis, American sociologist * Georges Davy, French sociologist * François de Singly, French sociologist * Régis Debray, French mediologist * Alexander Deichsel (born 1935), German sociologist * Christine Delphy (born 1941), French sociologist, feminist, and theorist * Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995), French philosopher * Donatella della Porta, Italian sociologist and political scientist * Christine Delphy, French sociologist * Bogdan Denitch, American sociologist * Régis Dericquebourg (born 1947), French sociologist of religions * Jacques Derrida, French philosopher * Heinz Dieterich, German-Mexican sociologist * Wilhelm Dilthey, German historian, psychologist and sociologist * Helen Dinerman (1920–1974), American public opinion researcher * Paul DiMaggio, American cultural sociologist * Georgi Dimitrov Dimitrov, Bulgarian sociologist * Stuart C. Dodd, American sociologist * G. William Domhoff, American sociologist * Mary Douglas, British anthropologist and sociologist of perception * Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician * W. E. B. Du Bois (1868–1963), American sociologist and civil rights leader * Denis Duclos, French sociologist * Otis Dudley Duncan, American sociologist * Mitchell Duneier, American sociologist * Eric Dunning, British sociologist * Émile Durkheim (1858–1917), French sociologist * Troy Duster, American sociologist * Maurice Duverger, French sociologist * Jean Duvignaud, French sociologist


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* Gerald L. Eberlein (1930–2010), German sociologist * Alain Ehrenberg, French sociologist * Eugen Ehrlich, German sociologist * Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt (1923–2010), Israeli sociologist * Riane Eisler (born 1931), cultural historian, systems scientist, educator, and attorney * Norbert Elias (1897–1990), German sociologist * Jon Elster, Norwegian sociologist * Mustafa Emirbayer, American sociologist * Hugo O. Engelmann (1917–2002), American sociologist * Friedrich Engels (1820–1895), German socialist philosopher * Paula England, American sociologist * Ronald Enroth (born 1938), American sociologist * Kai T. Erikson (born 1931), American sociologist * Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo, Mexican sociologist * Gosta Esping-Andersen, Danish sociologist * Amitai Etzioni (born 1929), American sociologist * Peter B. Evans, American sociologist


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* Orlando Fals Borda, Colombian sociologist * Frantz Fanon, Martinican intellectual and sociologist * Rick Fantasia, American sociologist * Thomas Fararo (born 1933), American mathematical sociologist * Paul Fauconnet (1874–1938), French sociologist * Joe Feagin, American sociologist * Fei Xiaotong (1910–2005), Chinese sociologist and anthropologist * Anuška Ferligoj, Slovenian mathematical sociologist * Florestan Fernandes (1920–1995), Brazilian sociologist * Myra Marx Ferree (born 1949), American sociologist * Enrico Ferri (criminologist), Enrico Ferri, Italian sociologist and criminologist * Gary Alan Fine (born 1950), American sociologist * Claude Fischer (born 1947), American author of the subcultural theory of urbanism * George Fitzhugh (1806–1881), American social theorist * Crystal Marie Fleming (born 1981), American sociologist and author * Peter Flora, Austrian sociologist * Heinz von Foerster (1911–2002), Austrian/American cybernetician * Pim Fortuyn (1948–2002), Dutch sociologist author and politician * Daniel Foss, Daniel A. Foss (born 1940), American sociologist * John Bellamy Foster, American sociologist and journalist * Michel Foucault (1926–1984), French philosopher * Alfred Jules Émile Fouillée, French philosopher and sociologist * Charles Fourier (1772–1837), French proto-sociologist * Renée Fox, American sociologist * Andre Gunder Frank (1929–2005), German economic historian and sociologist * Nancy Fraser, American social theorist * Hans Freyer (1887–1969), German sociologist and philosopher * Gilberto Freyre (1900–1987), Brazilian sociologist * Georges Friedmann, French sociologist * Steve Fuller (sociologist), Steve Fuller, American sociologist * Celso Furtado, Brazilian economist


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* Luciano Gallino, Italian sociologist * Francis Galton (1822–1911), English statistician * Johan Galtung, Norwegian sociologist, mathematician, and founder of peace studies * Diego Gambetta, Italian sociologist * Herbert Gans (born 1927), American sociologist * Harold Garfinkel (born 1917), American sociologist * David W Garland, British sociologist * Marcel Gauchet, French sociologist * John Gaventa, American-British sociologist * Patrick Geddes, Scottish sociologist * Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist * Arnold Gehlen (1904–1976), German philosopher and sociologist * Theodor Geiger (1891–1952), German sociologist * Ernest Gellner (1925–1995), Czech-British philosopher and social anthropologist *G. S. Ghurye, Govind Sadashiv Ghurye (1893–1983), Indian sociologist * Anthony Giddens (born 1938), English sociologist * Franklin Henry Giddings, American sociologist * Nigel Gilbert, British sociologist * Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American sociologist * Paul Gilroy, British sociologist * Salvador Giner, Spanish sociologist * Corrado Gini (1884–1965), Italian statistician * Morris Ginsberg, British sociologist * Herbert Gintis, American behavioral scientist * Henry Giroux, American sociologist of education * Todd Gitlin, American sociologist * Barney Glaser, American sociologist * David Glass (sociologist), David Glass (1911–1978), British sociologist * Barry Glassner (born 1952), American sociologist * Nathan Glazer, American sociologist * Max Gluckman (1911–1975), South African/English social anthropologist * Erving Goffman (1922–1982), Canadian interactionistic sociologist * Steven J. Gold (born 1955), American sociologist * Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist * Jack Goldstone, American sociologist * John H. Goldthorpe (born 1935), British sociologist * Yasunosuke Gonda, Japanese sociologist * Jeff Goodwin, American sociologist * Alvin Gouldner, American sociologist * Ziya Gökalp (1876–1924), Turkish sociologist, writer, poet and political activist * Isacque Graeber (1905–1984), sociologist and Jewish historian * Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937), Italian Marxist and social theorist * Mark Granovetter, American sociologist * Richard Grathoff (born 1934), German sociologist and phenomenologist * Andrew M. Greeley, American sociologist, priest, writer * Liah Greenfeld (born 1951), Russian/American sociologist * Leonid Grinin (born 1958), Russian sociologist * Ludwig Gumplowicz (1838–1909), Polish sociologist, one of the founders of European sociology * Dipankar Gupta (born 1944), Indian sociologist * Georges Gurvitch, Russian/French sociologist * Dimitrie Gusti (1880–1955), Romanian sociologist, the creator of the sociological monographic method


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* Jürgen Habermas (born 1929), German social theorist * Jeffrey K. Hadden (1937–2003), American sociologist * Maurice Halbwachs (1877–1945), French philosopher and sociologist * Drew Halfmann (born 1967), American sociologist * John A. Hall (born 1949), British/Canadian sociologist * Stuart Hall (cultural theorist), Stuart Hall (1932–2014), British cultural theorist * Donna Haraway (born 1944), American gender and technology theorist * Eszter Hargittai, Hungarian sociologist * Marta Harnecker, Chilean sociologist * David Harvey (social theorist and geographer), David Harvey, British social theorist * Chandrakala A. Hate (1903–1990), Indian sociologist, social worker, and author * Darnell Hawkins (born 1946), American sociologist, criminologist, and emeritus professor * Peter Hedström, Swedish sociologist * Samuel Heilman, American sociologist * Wilhelm Heitmeyer, German sociologist * Dirk Helbing, Swiss sociologist * Horst Helle, German sociologist * Ágnes Heller, Hungarian philosopher and sociologist * Celia Stopnicka Heller, American sociologist * Will Herberg (1901–1977), American sociologist * John Heritage, American sociologist * Robert Hertz, French sociologist * Danièle Hervieu-Léger, French sociologist * Michael D. Higgins, Irish sociologist and current Irish president * Paul Hirst, British sociologist * Thomas Hobbes, British philosopher * Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, pioneer British sociologist * Arlie Russell Hochschild, American sociologist * Richard Hoggart (1918–2014), British sociologist * John Holloway (sociologist), John Holloway, Irish sociologist * Robert J. Holton, British sociologist * George C. Homans (1910–1989), American behavioral sociologist * Axel Honneth (born 1949), German social theorist * Ida R. Hoos (1912–2007), American sociologist * Max Horkheimer (1895–1973), German social theorist * Irving Louis Horowitz, American sociologist * Eugenio María de Hostos, Puerto Rican sociologist * Philip N. Howard, Canadian American sociologist * Spomenka Hribar (born 1941), Slovenian sociologist, philosopher politician, and public intellectual * Everett Hughes (sociologist), Everett Hughes, American sociologist * Stephen J. Hunt, British sociologist


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* Octavio Ianni (1926–2004), Brazilian sociologist * Ibn Khaldun (1332/ah732–1406/ah808), North African historian, forerunner of modern historiography, sociology, and economics * Kancha Ilaiah (born 1952), Indian political scientist and social activist * Eva Illouz, Moroccan sociologist * Jose Ingenieros, Argentinian sociologist * Harold Innis, Canadian sociologist who developed staples theory * John Keith Irwin (1929–2010), American sociologist known for his expertise on the American prison system


J

* Eliezer Jaffe, Israeli-American sociologist * Jacquelyne Jackson (1932–2004), American sociologist and educator * Stevi Jackson (born 1951), British sociologist * Janet L. Jacobs (born 1948), American sociologist * Marie Jahoda (1907–2001), Austrian-British sociologist and social psychologist * Marie Jaisson, French sociologist * Ayesha Jalal, Pakistani-American historian, sociologist, and professor * Fredric Jameson, American philosopher and social theorist * Morris Janowitz, American sociologist * James M. Jasper (born 1957), American sociologist * Gail Jefferson (1938–2008), American sociologist and conversation analyst * Yasmin Jiwani, feminist academic and activist * Hans Joas, German social theorist * Carole Joffe, American sociologist * Benton Johnson (born 1928), American sociologist * Guy Benton Johnson (1901–1991), American sociologist * Miriam M. Johnson (1928–2007), American sociologist * Rodrigo Jokisch (born 1946), German-Mexican sociologist and social theorist * Frank Lancaster Jones (born 1937), Australian sociologist * Lewis Wade Jones (1910–1979), African/American sociologist and educator * Danny Jorgensen, American sociologist * Paul Jorion, Belgian American sociologist and cognitive scientist


K

* Dirk Kaesler (born 1944), German sociologist * Boris Kagarlitsky, Russian sociologist *Irawati Karve, Indian anthropologist and sociologist * Alexandr Kapto, Russian and Ukrainian scientist, sociologist, and political scientist; a diplomat, journalist, politician, and statesman * Elihu Katz, American sociologist * Nitasha Kaul, Indian Kashmiri sociologist, writer, and poet * Karl Kautsky, Czech Marxist theorist * Vytautas Kavolis, Lithuanian-American sociologist and literary critic * Frances Kellor (1873–1952), American sociologist, social reformer, and investigator * Stephen A. Kent, Canadian sociologist * Lane Kenworthy, American sociologist *Abdelkebir Khatibi (1938–2009), Moroccan literary critic, novelist, philosopher, playwright, poet, and sociologist * Aquila Berlas Kiani (1921–2012), Indian sociologist and educator * Baruch Kimmerling, Israeli sociologist * Susan Myra Kingsbury (1870–1949), American sociologist * Julieta Kirkwood (1936–1985), Chilean sociologist, political scientist, and feminist activist * Evelyn M. Kitagawa (1920–2007), American sociologist, demographer, and educator * John Kitsuse, Japanese-American sociologist * Gabriele Klein (born 1957), sociologist, dance theorist, and educator * Bernardo Kliksberg, Argentinian sociologist * Eric Klinenberg, American sociologist * Karin Knorr Cetina (born 1944), Austrian sociologist * Antonina Kłoskowska (1919–2001), Polish sociologist * Karin Knorr Cetina (born 1944), Austrian sociologist * Katsuya Kodama (born 1959), Japanese sociologist and peace researcher * Mirra Komarovsky (1905–1999), Russian-American sociologist * René König (1906–1992), German sociologist * Andrey Korotayev (born 1961), Russian sociologist * Reinhart Koselleck (1923–2006), German historian and social theorist * Maksim Kovalevsky (1851–1916), Russian sociologist * Siegfried Kracauer, German sociologist * Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French feminist sociologist * Alfred L. Kroeber (1876–1960), American anthropologist * Peter Kropotkin (1842–1921), Russian anarchist thinker * Thomas Samuel Kuhn, Thomas S. Kuhn (1922–1996), American science theorist * Eugene M. Kulischer (1891–1956), Russian/American sociologist * Charles Kurzman, American sociologist * Martin Kusch, Austrian philosopher and sociologist


L

* William Labov (born 1927), American sociolinguist and dialectologist * Jacques Lacan (1901–1981), French psychoanalyst * Richard Lachmann, American sociologist, specialist in comparative historical sociology * Ernesto Laclau, Argentinian sociologist * Joyce Ladner, American sociologist and activist * Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher * Janja Lalich (born 1945), American sociologist * Michele Lamont, American sociologist * Diane Lamoureux (born 1954), Canadian sociologist, professor, and writer * David C. Lane (born 1956), American sociologist * Ralph Larkin, American sociologist * Scott Lash, American sociologist * Harold Lasswell, American political sociologist * Bruno Latour (born 1947), French sociologist of science * Peter Lavrovich Lavrov, Russian sociologist * John Law (sociologist), John Law, British sociologist * Paul F. Lazarsfeld (1901–1976), Austrian/American sociologist * Gustave Le Bon (1841–1931), French social psychologist * Frederic Le Play, early French sociologist * Emil Lederer, German sociologist * Henri Lefebvre (1901–1991), French people, French Marxism, Marxist philosopher * Charles Lemert (born 1937), American sociologist * Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary and intellectual * Gerhard Lenski, American evolutionary sociologist * Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist * John Levi Martin, American sociologist * Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–2009), French anthropologist * Jack Levin (born 1941), American sociologist/criminologist * Barry B. Levine (born 1941), American sociologist * Ruth Levitas, British sociologist * Daniel Levy (sociologist), Daniel Levy, German-American sociologist * Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857–1939), French philosopher, sociologist, and ethnographer * Kurt Lewin, German social psychologist * Loet Leydesdorff, Dutch sociologist * Li Yinhe (born 1952), Chinese sociologist, sexologist, and activist * Nan Lin, American sociologist * Alfred R. Lindesmith (1905–1991), American sociologist of drug policy * Frederick B. Lindstrom (1915–1998), American sociologist of the arts * Gilles Lipovetsky, French philosopher * Seymour Martin Lipset (born 1922), American comparativist sociologist * Émile Littré, French philosopher and sociologist, disciple of Comte * Omar Lizardo, American sociologist * John Locke, English philosopher * David Lockwood (sociologist), David Lockwood, British sociologist * Joseph Lopreato, American sociologist * Leo Löwenthal, German sociologist * Michael Löwy, Brazilian-French sociologist * Nathalie Luca (born 1966), French sociologist * Thomas Luckmann (born 1927), German sociologist * Anthony Ludovici (born 1882), British conservative sociologist and philosopher * Niklas Luhmann (1927–1998), German sociologist (systems theory) * György Lukács, Hungarian philosopher * Steven Lukes, British social theorist * George A. Lundberg, George Lundberg (1895–1966), American sociologist (scientific) * Rosa Luxemburg (1870–1919), German socialist theoretician * Robert Staughton Lynd (1892–1970), American sociologist * Jean-François Lyotard (1924–1998), French philosopher


M

* Amin Maalouf, Lebanese author with a degree in sociology * Richard Machalek (born 1946), American sociologist and sociobiologist * Robert Morrison MacIver (1882–1970), Scottish/American sociologist * Donald Angus MacKenzie, Donald A. MacKenzie, British sociologist * Annie Marion MacLean (1869–1934), Canadian-American applied sociologist * Michel Maffesoli, French sociologist * Henry Maine (1822–1888), British jurist and legal historian * Sinisa Malesevic (born 1969), Irish political and historical sociologist * Bronisław Malinowski (1884–1942), Polish social anthropologist * Thomas Malthus (1766–1834), English demographer * Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Brazilian social theorist * Michael Mann (sociologist), Michael Mann (born 1942), British/American sociologist * Karl Mannheim (1893–1947), Hungarian/German sociologist * Peter K. Manning (born 1940), American sociologist * José María Maravall, Spanish sociologist * Herbert Marcuse (1898–1979), German/American sociologist (Frankfurt School) * Władysław Markiewicz (born 1920), Polish sociologist * Dennis Marsden, British sociologist * Alfred Marshall, English economist * Thomas Humphrey Marshall, British sociologist * Everett Dean Martin, American sociologist * Jean Martin (sociologist), Jean Martin, Australian sociologist * John Levi Martin, American sociologist * Harriet Martineau (1802–1876), English writer described as 'first female sociologist' * Vladimir Martynenko (born 1957), Russian sociologist, economist, political scientist * Gary T. Marx, American sociologist * Karl Marx (1818–1883), German political philosopher, social theorist * Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Czech sociologist * Douglas Massey, American sociologist * Brian Massumi, Canadian social theorist * Humberto Maturana, Chilean biologist and sociologist of knowledge * Marcel Mauss (1872–1950), French sociologist * Carl R May (born 1961), British medical sociologist * Doug McAdam, American sociologist * Fayette Avery McKenzie (1872–1957), American sociologist * Robert McKenzie (psephologist), Robert McKenzie (1917–1981), Canadian Politics professor and psephologist * Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980), Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar * George Herbert Mead (1863–1931), American philosopher and social psychologist * Margaret Mead (1901–1978), American cultural anthropologist * Stephen Mennell (born 1944), English sociologist *Fatema Mernissi (1940–2015), Moroccan feminist writer and sociologist * Robert K. Merton (1910–2003), American sociologist * Michael Messner (born 1952), American pro-feminist sociologist * John W. Meyer, American sociologist * Robert Michels (1876–1936), German political sociologist * Ralph Miliband, British sociologist * C. Wright Mills (1916–1962), American sociologist * Andrew Milner (born 1950), British-Australian sociologist of literature * Ann Mische, American sociologist * Munesuke Mita, Japanese sociologist * J. Clyde Mitchell (1918–1995), British social anthropologist * Shinji Miyadai (born 1959), Japanese sociologist * Tariq Modood, British sociologist * Abraham Moles (1920–1992), French sociologist, psychologist, and engineer * Andres Molina Enriquez, Mexican sociologist * Montesquieu, French philosopher * James D. Montgomery (economist), James D. Montgomery, American economist and mathematical sociologist * Barrington Moore, Jr., American political sociologist * Edgar Morin, French sociologist * Gaetano Mosca (1858–1941), Italian political and social scientist * Serge Moscovici, French psychologist and major influence in the study of social representations and social movements * Chantal Mouffe, Belgian post-Marxist theorist * Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927–2003), American sociologist, diplomat and politician * Radhakamal Mukerjee, Indian sociologist * Peter A. Munch (1908–1984), Norwegian/American sociologist * Charles Murray (political scientist), Charles Murray (born 1943), American sociologist * Gunnar Myrdal (1898–1987), Swedish economist, sociologist, and politician * Saud Muhammad, Pakistani Sociologist, sociologist, and activist


N

* Ashis Nandy, Indian sociologist * Vicenç Navarro, Spanish sociologist * Victor Nee, American sociologist * Antonio Negri, Italian political philosopher and critic of Luhmann * Oswald von Nell-Breuning (1890–1991), German Roman Catholic theologian, sociologist and social reformer * Otto Neurath (1882–1945), Austrian sociologist and political economist * Otto Newman (born Neumann 1922), Austrian-British sociologist * Norman H. Nie (born 1943), Inventor of SPSS * Robert Nisbet (1913–1996), American sociologist * Helga Nowotny (born 1937), Austrian sociologist


O

* Claus Offe (born 1940), German sociologist * William F. Ogburn (1886–1959), American sociologist * Lloyd Ohlin, American sociologist * Michael Omi, American sociologist * Gail Omvedt (born 1941), American/Indian sociologist * T. K. Oommen, Indian sociologist * Franz Oppenheimer (1864–1943), German sociologist and political economist * Hossein Oreizi (1906–1991), Iranian sociologist * José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher * Stanislaw Ossowski (1897–1963), Polish sociologist * Moisey Ostrogorsky, Russian sociologist


P

* Vilfredo Pareto (1848–1923), Italian economist and sociologist * Robert E. Park (1864–1944), American sociologist * Talcott Parsons (1902–1979), American sociologist * CJ Pascoe, C.J. Pascoe, American sociologist * Jean-Claude Passeron, French sociologist * Orlando Patterson, American sociologist * Karl Pearson (1857–1936), English statistician * Willie Pearson Jr, American sociologist * Jacqueline Peschard (1965), Mexican sociologist * James Petras, American sociologist * Jean Piaget (1896–1980), Swiss developmental psychologist * Andrew Pickering, British sociologist * Trevor Pinch, British sociologist * Michael Plekon, American sociologist * Helmuth Plessner, German sociologist * Joel M. Podolny, American sociologist * Karl Polanyi, Hungarian economist * Friedrich Pollock, German social scientist * Karl Popper, Austrian philosopher * John Porter (sociologist), John Porter (1921–1979), Canadian sociologist * Alejandro Portes, Cuban-American sociologist * Adam Possamai, Belgian Born Sociologist * Nicos Poulantzas (1936–1979), Greek political sociologist * Émile Poulat, French historian and sociologist * Walter W. Powell, American sociologist * Ricardo Pozas Arciniega, Mexican sociologist and anthropologist * Harriet B. Presser (died 2012), American sociologist and demographer * Samuel H. Preston, American demographer and sociologist * Ilya Prigogine, Belgian chemist, main contribution to sociology is dissipative structures theory * Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809–1865), French utopian socialist thinker * Adam Przeworski, Polish political sociologist * Jade Puget (born 1973), American musician * Robert Putnam (born 1941), American political scientist * Bindeshwar Pathak (born 1943), Indian sociologist * Ankur Pare, Indian sociologist


Q

* Sigrid Quack, German sociologist * Enrico Quarantelli, American sociologist * Adolphe Quetelet, French statistician and sociologist * Anibal Quijano, Peruvian sociologist * Richard Quinney (born 1934), American sociologist


R

* Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown (1881–1955), British social anthropologist * Charles C. Ragin, American sociologist * Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austrian sociologist * Stephen Raudenbush, American sociologist and statistician * Aviad Raz (born 1968), Israeli sociologist and anthropologist * Sal Restivo, American sociologist * John Rex (1925–2011), British sociologist * James Mahmud Rice (born 1972), Australian sociologist * Sam Richards (sociologist), Sam Richards, American sociologist * Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher * David Riesman, American sociologist * George Ritzer (born 1940), American sociologist * Roland Robertson, British sociologist * William I. Robinson, American sociologist * Terje Rød-Larsen (born 1947), Norwegian diplomat and sociologist * Jesús M. de Miguel Rodríguez (born 1947), Spanish sociologist * Arnold Marshall Rose, American sociologist * Gillian Rose, British sociologist * Nikolas Rose, British sociologist * Paul Rosenfels (1909–1985), American psychologist and sociologist * Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy (1888–1973), German social philosopher * Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher * Rubén G. Rumbaut, Cuban-American sociologist * Walter Garrison Runciman, 3rd Viscount Runciman of Doxford, W. G. Runciman, British sociologist * Arne Runeberg (1912–1979), Finnish sociologist, anthropologist and linguist


S

* Harvey Sacks (died 1975), American sociologist and ethnomethodologist * Renaud Sainsaulieu (1936–2002), French sociologist concerned with the sociology of organizations * Claude Henri de Rouvroy, Comte de Saint-Simon, Henri de Saint-Simon (1760–1825), French philosopher and social thinker * Robert J. Sampson, American sociologist * Pierre Sansot, French sociologist * Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Portuguese sociologist * Giovanni Sartori (1924–2017), Italian political scientist * Saskia Sassen (born 1949), American sociologist * Peter Robert Saunders, Peter Saunders, Australian sociologist * Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913), Swiss linguist (structuralism) * Albert Schäffle, German sociologist * Thomas J. Scheff, American sociologist * Emanuel Schegloff, American sociologist * Max Scheler, German philosopher and founder of the sociology of knowledge * Helmut Schelsky (1912–1984), German sociologist * Juraj Schenk (born 1948), Slovak sociologist * Herbert Schiller, American sociologist * Kurt C. Schlichting, American sociologist * Wolfgang Schluchter, German sociologist * Paul Schnabel, Dutch sociologist * Allan Schnaiberg (1939–2009), American environmental sociologist * Juliet Schor, American sociologist * Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883–1950), Austrian economist * Alfred Schütz (1899–1959), Austrian philosopher and sociologist (phenomenology) * Michael Schwartz (sociologist), Michael Schwartz (born 1942), American sociologist * John Scott (sociologist), John Scott (born 1949), British sociologist * Jean Séguy, French sociologist of religions (1925–2007) * Steven Seidman, American sociologist * Pınar Selek, Turkish sociologist * Philip Selznick, American sociologist * Amartya Sen, Indian economist influential in the sociology of development * Richard Sennett (born 1943), American sociologist and public figure * William H. Sewell, American sociologist * Steven Shapin, American sociologist * Jeremy J. Shapiro, American sociologist * Ali Shariati (1933–1977), Iranian sociologist and writer * Tamotsu Shibutani, Japanese-American sociologist * Edward Shils, American sociologist * Anson Shupe, American sociologist * Volkmar Sigusch, German sociologist and sexuologe * Charles E. Silberman, American criminologist * François Simiand, French sociologist * Georg Simmel (1858–1918), German sociologist and philosopher * Herbert A. Simon, American social scientist * Theda Skocpol (born 1947), American sociologist and political scientist * Albion Woodbury Small (1854–1926), American sociologist * Neil Smelser, American sociologist * Adam Smith (1723–1790), Scottish economist and philosopher * Christian Smith (sociologist), Christian Smith (born 1960), American sociologist of religion * Dorothy E. Smith (born 1926), British/American sociologist and gender theorist * Stephen C. Smith (sociologist), Stephen C. Smith (born 1968), American sociologist and 21st century trend researcher * Tom Snijders, Dutch mathematical sociologist * David A. Snow (born 1942), American sociologist * Werner Sombart (1863–1941), German economist and sociologist * Georges Sorel, French philosopher * Bernardo Sorj (born 1948), Brazilian sociologist * Pitirim Sorokin (1889–1968), Russian sociologist * Herbert Spencer (1820–1903), English philosopher * Oswald Spengler (1880–1936), German philosopher * Lynette Spillman, American sociologist * Hasso Spode, German sociologist and historian * M N Srinivas (1916–1999), Indian sociologist * Susan Star, American sociologist * David C. Stark, American sociologist * Paul Starr, American sociologist * Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Mexican anthropologist and sociologist * George Steinmetz (academic), George Steinmetz, American sociologist * Samuel A. Stouffer, American sociologist * Anselm L. Strauss (1916–1996), American sociologist * Lucy Suchman, American sociologist * Mark Suchman, American sociologist * Thomas Sugrue, American historian and sociologist * William Graham Sumner (1840–1910), American sociologist * Eilert Sundt (1817–1875), Norwegian sociologist * Edwin Sutherland (1893–1950), American criminologist * Ian Svenonius, American cultural sociologist * Richard Swedberg, Swedish sociologist * Ann Swidler, American sociologist * Jan Szczepanski (sociologist), Jan Szczepanski (1913–2004), Polish sociologist * Iván Szelényi, Hungarian-American sociologist * Piotr Sztompka (born 1944), Polish sociologist


T

* Hippolyte Taine (1828–1893), French positivist historian and critic * Yasuma Takada, Japanese sociologist * Salim Tamari, Palestinian historical sociologist * Lisa Taraki, Palestinian sociologist * Alexander Tarasov, Russian sociologist * Gabriel Tarde (1843–1904), French sociologist and social psychologist * Sidney Tarrow, American sociologist * R. H. Tawney, English ethical socialist * Dorceta Taylor, American environmental sociologist * Ian Taylor (Sociologist), Ian Taylor (1944–2001), English sociologist and criminologist * Laurie Taylor (sociologist), Laurie Taylor (born 1936), English sociologist and broadcaster * Göran Therborn, Swedish-British sociologist * W. I. Thomas (1863–1947), American social psychologist * E. P. Thompson (1924–1993), British socialist historian * Thomas Patrick Thompson (Born 1947) American Sociologist * John Thompson (sociologist), John Thompson, British sociologist of culture and media * Sarah Thornton (born 1965), Canadian sociologist, writer, and ethnographer * Charles Tilly (1929–2008), American sociologist * Nicholas Timasheff, Russian sociologist * Valery Tishkov (born 1941), Russian ethnologist and sociologist * Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859), French essayist and political analyst * Ferdinand Tönnies (1855–1936), German philosopher and founder of German sociology * Alain Touraine (born 1925), French sociologist * Peter Townsend (sociologist), Peter Townsend, British sociologist of poverty * Judith Treas, American sociologist * Renato Treves, Italian sociologist * Ernst Troeltsch, German sociologist and philosopher * Raimo Tuomela, Finnish philosopher and social theorist * Sherry Turkle, American sociologist * Bryan S. Turner (sociologist), Bryan S. Turner, British sociologist * Jonathan H. Turner, American social theorist * Victor Turner, British anthropologist * France Winddance Twine (born 1960), American sociologist and ethnographer * Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist


U

* John Urry (sociologist), John Urry, British sociologist


V

* Mariana Valverde, Canadian sociologist * Francisco Varela (1946–2001), Chilean biologist and philosopher * Aninhalli Vasavi (born 1958), Indian sociologist * Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929), American sociologist and economist * Ruut Veenhoven, Dutch sociologist * Calvin Veltman (born 1941), Canadian sociologist, demographer and sociolinguist * Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh, American sociologist * Alfred Vierkandt, German sociologist * George Edgar Vincent, American sociologist * Paul Virilio, French philosopher and social theorist * Shiv Visvanathan, Indian sociologist and social scientist


W

* Loïc Wacquant, French sociologist * Peter Wagner (social theorist), Peter Wagner, German sociologist and social theorist * Sylvia Walby, British sociologist * Immanuel Wallerstein (born 1930), American sociologist and historian * Lester Frank Ward (1841–1913), founder of American sociology * Vron Ware, British educator and journalist * Duncan Watts, American mathematical sociologist and network theorist * Emile Waxweiler, Belgian sociologist * Beatrice Webb (1858–1943), British socialist and social theorist * Sidney Webb (1859–1947), British socialist and social theorist * Alfred Weber (1868–1958), German sociologist * Marianne Weber, German sociologist * Max Weber (1864–1920), German sociologist * Frank Webster (sociologist), Frank Webster (born 1950), British sociologist * Margaret Weir, sociologist and political scientist * Barry Wellman (born 1942), Canadian/American sociologist * Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862–1931), American sociologist, journalist, social worker * John Westergaard (born 1927), British sociologist * Edvard Westermarck (1862–1939), Finnish sociologist and philosopher * Nathan Whetten (1900–1984), American sociologist and academic administrator * Douglas R. White (1942–2021), American mathematical sociologist and anthropologist * Harrison White, American sociologist * William Foote Whyte, American sociologist * William H. Whyte (1917–1999), American sociologist, journalist and peoplewatcher * Saskia Wieringa (born in 1950), Dutch sociologist and professor * Leopold von Wiese, German sociologist * Michel Wieviorka (born 1946), French sociologist * Jean-Paul Willaime (born 1947), French sociologist of religions * Sidney M. Willhelm (1934–2018), American sociologist, author * Raymond Williams (1921–1988), British sociologist, novelist, and critic * Paul Willis (born 1945), British sociologist and social scientist * Helmut Willke, German sociologist * William Julius Wilson (born 1935), American sociologist * Howard Winant, American sociologist * Christopher Winship, American sociologist * Louis Wirth (1897–1952), German/American sociologist * Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski (born 1944), Polish sociologist * Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), British social reformer * Steve Woolgar, British sociologist * Monroe Work (1866–1945), American sociologist * Erik Olin Wright, American sociologist * Robert Wuthnow, American sociologist


Y

* Kazuo Yamaguchi, Japanese sociologist, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago 1946– * Masahiro Yamada (sociologist), Masahiro Yamada, Japanese sociologist * John Milton Yinger, American sociologist, president of the American Sociological Association 1976–1977 * Michael Young, Baron Young of Dartington, Michael Young, British sociologist and Labour Party (UK), Labour politician


Z

* Benjamin Zablocki (born 1941), American sociologist and social psychologist * Mayer Zald, American sociologist * Tatyana Zaslavskaya, Russian sociologist * René Zavaleta Mercado (1935–1984), Bolivian sociologist * Viviana Zelizer, American sociologist * Eviatar Zerubavel, American cognitive sociologist * Jean Ziegler (born 1934), Swiss sociologist * Florian Znaniecki (1882–1958), Polish/American sociologist * Irving Zola, American medical sociologist and disability rights activist * Tukufu Zuberi, American sociologist * Harriet Zuckerman, American sociologist, specializes in science * Sharon Zukin, American sociologist


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