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

Wilson, J, Son, J, Smith, D, and Grotz, J. "Longer-Term Volunteering Impacts on Volunteers and Association Members/Participants." The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations. Ed. D Smith, R Stebbins, and J Grotz. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 1284-1311. (Chapter)

van Ingen, E, and Wilson, J. "I Volunteer, Therefore I am? Factors Affecting Volunteer Role Identity." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 46.1 (February 2017): 29-46. Full Text

Son, J, and Wilson, J. "The Psycho-Social Processes Linking Income and Volunteering: Chronic Financial Strain and Well-Being." Sociological Forum 30.4 (December 2015): 1059-1081. Full Text

Rotolo, T, Wilson, J, and Dietz, N. "Volunteering in the United States in the Aftermath of the Foreclosure Crisis." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 44.5 (October 2015): 924-944. Full Text

Wilson, J, and Rotolo, T. "Social Heterogeneity and Volunteering in US Cities." Sociological Forum 29.2 (2014): 429-452.

Wilson, J, and Rotolo, T. "Volunteering in the United States in the Aftemath of the Foreclosure Crisis." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 44.5 (2014): 924-944.

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 26.3 (September 2011): 644-667. Full Text

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