Theda Skocpol

Sociologist, Author

1947 –

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Who is Theda Skocpol?

Theda Skocpol is an American sociologist and political scientist at Harvard University. She served from 2005 to 2007 as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is influential in sociology as an advocate of the historical-institutional and comparative approaches, and well known in political science for her "state autonomy theory". Skocpol has written widely for both popular and academic audiences.

In 2007, Skocpol was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science, one of the world's most prestigious prizes in political science. In 2002-3, Skocpol was president of the American Political Science Association.

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Born
May 4, 1947
Detroit
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Doctorate, Harvard University
    Sociology
    ( - 1976)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University
    ( - 1969)
Employment
  • University of Chicago
  • Harvard University
  • Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    (2005 - 2007)

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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