Georg Simmel (1858-1918) earned the doctorate in Berlin (1881) and was widely recognized as an innovative contributor to philosophy, aesthetics, and social science, but as an academic outsider. He had a formative impact on sociology through his writings and students.
Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. Notre Dame), Professor of Sociology at Tennessee State University, has authored many works in the history of sociology, sociological theory, and the sociology of religion. His most recently edited volume is American Sociology of Religion: Histories.
Anton K. Jacobs (Ph.D. Notre Dame), Lecturer in philosophy at the Kansas City Art Institute, has published articles in the sociology of religion, the political imagination in literature, and urban history; currently writing a text in the philosophy of religion.
Mathew Kanjirathinkal (Ph.D. Notre Dame), Professor of Sociology at Park University, has published extensively in sociology, cultural studies, feminism, and postmodern politics; currently writing a book on postcolonial theory.