Professor Emeritus of Sociology
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.
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)
Wilson, J, and Son, J. "The Connection between Neighboring and Volunteering." City and Community 17.3 (September 1, 2018): 720-736. Full Text
van Ingen, E, and Wilson, J. "I Volunteer, Therefore I am? Factors Affecting Volunteer Role Identity." Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 46.1 (February 1, 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 1, 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 (January 1, 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. "Using normative theory to explain the effect of religion and education on volunteering." Sociological Perspectives 55.3 (September 1, 2012): 473-499. Full Text
Son, J, and Wilson, J. "Volunteer Work and Hedonic, Eudemonic, and Social Well-Being." Sociological Forum 27.3 (September 1, 2012): 658-681. Full Text