W.E.B. Du Bois
#188 Overall Influence

W.E.B. Du Bois

American sociologist, historian, activist and writer

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William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community, and after completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909.

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The New School
The New School

University in New York City, located mostly in Greenwich Village

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Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University

Public research university in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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University of Georgia
University of Georgia

Public university located in Athens, Georgia, United States

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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Fisk University
Fisk University

University in Nashville

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Wilberforce University
Wilberforce University

Historically black university located in Wilberforce, Ohio, U.S.

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#5 World Rank #3 USA Rank
Social Work
#32 World Rank #1 USA Rank
History
#32 World Rank #24 USA Rank
Political Science
#33 World Rank #13 USA Rank
Sociology
#166 World Rank #41 USA Rank
Literature
#620 World Rank #110 USA Rank
Philosophy