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John Wilson

Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
263 Soc-Psych, Durham, NC 27708


I received my PH.D. from the University of Oxford in 1966 and taught for two years at the University of East Anglia in England before joining the sociology department at Duke. I have published books on social movements, religion, leisure, sport and social theory. Currently, I am conducting a number of studies of volunteers, looking at who volunteers, for what and how much, and what effect volunteering has on the volunteer.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Sociology · 2008 - Present Sociology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Oxford (United Kingdom) · 1966 Ph.D.