John Wilson

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

External Address: 
263 Soc-psych, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90088, Durham, NC 27708-0088
Phone: 
(919) 660-5622

Overview

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Oxford (UK) 1966

Son, J, and Wilson, J. "Volunteer Work and Hedonic, Eudemonic, and Social Well-Being." SOCIOLOGICAL FORUM 27.3 (September 2012): 658-681. Full Text

Son, J, and Wilson, J. "Using Normative Theory to Explain the Effect of Religion and Education on Volunteering." Sociological Perspectives (July 2012). (Academic Article)

Wilson, J. "Volunteerism Research: A Review Essay." NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY 41.2 (April 2012): 176-212. Full Text

Son, J, and Wilson, J. "Religiosity, Psychological Resources, and Physical Health." JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF RELIGION 50.3 (September 2011): 588-603. Full Text

Son, J, and Wilson, J. "Generativity and Volunteering." Sociological Forum 26 (2011): 645-667. (Academic Article)

Rotolo, T, and Wilson, J. "State-Level Differences in Volunteerism in the United States." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (2011): 1-22. (Academic Article)

Rotolo, T, Wilson, J, and Hughes, ME. "Homeownership and Volunteering." Sociological Forum 25.3 (2010): 571-587. (Academic Article)

Son, J, and Wilson, J. "GENETIC VARIATION IN VOLUNTEERISM." SOCIOLOGICAL QUARTERLY 51.1 (2010): 46-64.

Rotolo, T, and Wilson, J. "The effects of children and employment status on the volunteer work of American women." NONPROFIT AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR QUARTERLY 36.3 (September 2007): 487-503. Full Text

Rotolo, T, and Wilson, J. "Sex segregation in volunteer work." SOCIOLOGICAL QUARTERLY 48.3 (2007): 559-585. Full Text

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