Talcott Parsons
#217 Overall Influence

Talcott Parsons

American sociologist

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Talcott Parsons was an American sociologist of the classical tradition, best known for his social action theory and structural functionalism. Parsons is considered one of the most influential figures in sociology in the 20th century. After earning a PhD in economics, he served on the faculty at Harvard University from 1927 to 1929. In 1930, he was among the first professors in its new sociology department. Later, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Social Relations at Harvard.

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Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University

Public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Amherst College
Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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#4 World Rank #1 USA Rank
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#179 World Rank #63 USA Rank
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