Aldon Morris

Aldon Morris is the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. Morris is the author of The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement and The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology. Morris was a consultant for the documentary, “Eyes on the Prize.” A film, “The Scholar Affirmed,” featuring Morris’ work and life was released in 2018. In 2019, Morris was elected 112th President of The American Sociological Association. Morris received the 2020 W. E. B. Du Bois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award of the American Sociological Association.

Reflections for Young Sociologists to Consider

In 1974, I arrived at Stony Brook University as a sociology PhD student. I chose Stony Brook because Lewis Coser was a prominent conflict theorist on the faculty. Those theorists were hard to find because sociology was still under the enormous influence of structural functionalism. I was interested in conflict and change because I had […]