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., et al. “Longer-Term Volunteering Impacts on Volunteers and Association Members/Participants.” The Palgrave Handbook of Volunteering, Civic Participation, and Nonprofit Associations, edited by D. Smith et al., vol. 2, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 1284–311.
Wilson, J., and J. Son. “The Connection between Neighboring and Volunteering.” City and Community, vol. 17, no. 3, Sept. 2018, pp. 720–36. Scopus, doi:10.1111/cico.12324. Full Text
van Ingen, E., and J. Wilson. “I Volunteer, Therefore I am? Factors Affecting Volunteer Role Identity.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, vol. 46, no. 1, Feb. 2017, pp. 29–46. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0899764016659765. Full Text
Son, J., and J. Wilson. “The Psycho-Social Processes Linking Income and Volunteering: Chronic Financial Strain and Well-Being.” Sociological Forum, vol. 30, no. 4, Dec. 2015, pp. 1059–81. Scopus, doi:10.1111/socf.12208. Full Text
Rotolo, T., et al. “Volunteering in the United States in the Aftermath of the Foreclosure Crisis.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 5, Jan. 2015, pp. 924–44. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0899764014546669. Full Text
Wilson, J., and T. Rotolo. “Social Heterogeneity and Volunteering in US Cities.” Sociological Forum, vol. 29, no. 2, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2014, pp. 429–52.
Wilson, J., and T. Rotolo. “Volunteering in the United States in the Aftemath of the Foreclosure Crisis.” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 5, SAGE Publications, 2014, pp. 924–44.
Son, J., and J. Wilson. “Volunteer Work and Hedonic, Eudemonic, and Social Well-Being.” Sociological Forum, vol. 27, no. 3, Sept. 2012, pp. 658–81. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1573-7861.2012.01340.x. Full Text
Son, J., and J. Wilson. “Using normative theory to explain the effect of religion and education on volunteering.” Sociological Perspectives, vol. 55, no. 3, Sept. 2012, pp. 473–99. Scopus, doi:10.1525/sop.2012.55.3.473. Full Text