Sociology of WE Du Bois: why Du Bois is the founder of American scientific sociology

Hosted by British Journal of Sociology 2016 Annual Public Lecture

Old Theatre


Professor Aldon Morris


Professor Nigel Dodd

In this talk Aldon Morris discusses evidence from his book, The Scholar Denied, showing Du Bois, an influential 20th century black scholar, was the founding father of modern scientific sociology.

Aldon Morris is the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African and American Studies, Northwestern University.

Nigel Dodd (@nigelbdodd) is a Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Sociology.

For more than 50 years the BJS has represented the mainstream of sociological thinking and research. Consistently ranked highly by the ISI in Sociology, this prestigious, international journal publishes sociological scholarship of the highest quality on all aspect of the discipline, by academics from all over the world. 

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