Famous Sociologists - List of Famous Sociologists

Any person who is an expert in the study of social institutions in the society and the development of humans with social circles in communities may be referred to as a sociologist. Sociologists study human behavior, their origins, evolution and other factors like their development, interactions and their collective behavioral patterns in social groups. Thus, sociologists are engaged in the scientific analysis and the examination of any social institution and its relationship and effects on the various facets of the human society. They study the reasons for behavioral change in humans over a period of time and determine the various factors that cause can in behavior. Sociology originated in the 18th and the 19th century, during the period when Western Europe was going through a host of economical, technical changes and social changes that a great impact on the social order. Sociologist may be specialized in fields like social problems, social psychology, social statistics, industrial sociology, sociology of work, sociology of occupations and professions and other files. Some other areas of specializations include race, gender, sex, cultural diversity, labor and industrial relations, personnel management and business relations. Discover some of the world’s most famous sociologists with the help of their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

The Most Famous Sociologists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Karl MarxMay 5, 1818French, German, BritishKarl Marx was a Prussian-German philosopher, revolutionary, historian and socialist whose communist ideologies and works laid the foundation for ‘Marxism’
Pitirim SorokinJanuary 21, 1889Russian, AmericanPitirim Sorokin was a Russian-American sociologist, professor, political activist, and a noted anti-communist advocate.
Alva MyrdalJanuary 31, 1902SwedishAlva Myrdal was a Swedish politician, diplomat and sociologist, best remembered as the winner of 1982 Nobel Prize for Peace
Emily Greene BalchJanuary 8, 1867AmericanEmily Greene Balch was an American economist, sociologist and pacifist who won the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize
Charlotte Perkins GilmanJuly 3, 1860AmericanCharlotte Perkins Gilman was a famous American feminist, sociologist and novelist
W. E. B. Du BoisFebruary 23, 1868GhanaianW.E.B
Ludwig von MisesSeptember 29, 1881AustrianLudwig von Mises was a famous philosopher, economist and sociologist
Emile DurkheimApril 15, 1858FrenchÉmile Durkheim was a famous French philosopher and sociologist
Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch was an American economist, sociologist and pacifist who won the 1946 Nobel Peace Prize

AmericanJanuary 8, 1867172 views

Emile Durkheim

Émile Durkheim was a famous French philosopher and sociologist

FrenchApril 15, 1858122 views

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a famous American feminist, sociologist and novelist

AmericanJuly 3, 1860135 views

Alva Myrdal

Alva Myrdal was a Swedish politician, diplomat and sociologist, best remembered as the winner of 1982 Nobel Prize for Peace

SwedishJanuary 31, 1902180 views

Pitirim Sorokin

Pitirim Sorokin was a Russian-American sociologist, professor, political activist, and a noted anti-communist advocate.

RussianJanuary 21, 1889238 views

Ludwig von Mises

Ludwig von Mises was a famous philosopher, economist and sociologist

AustrianSeptember 29, 1881131 views

Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a Prussian-German philosopher, revolutionary, historian and socialist whose communist ideologies and works laid the foundation for ‘Marxism’

FrenchMay 5, 1818438 views