Department of Sociology

Thomas C. Wilson


Thomas C. Wilson
Professor of Sociology
Phone: (561) 297-3276
Email:  wilson@fau.edu
Office: CU 245 /Boca Campus
Research:  Analysis of large-scale survey data, Intergroup relations, Race relations in the US, Urban sociology, The interplay of cultural and economic capitals, Subjective well-being.    
Teaching:  Sociological Analysis: Survey of Research Methods, Social Control and Deviance, Sociology of Food, Sociology of Happiness. 


Thomas C. Wilson is Professor of Sociology at Florida Atlantic University. His main areas of expertise are quantitative analysis of large-scale survey data; intergroup relations and especially race and ethnic group relations in the US; urban sociology and urban subcultures; and cultural and economic capitals, especially as they impact subjective well-being.

His work has been published in Social Forces, International Review of Sociology of Sport, Sociological Perspectives, Public Opinion Quarterly, American Sociological Review and American Journal of Sociology as well as other leading journals.

Professor Wilson is currently working on a project investigating the link between persons’ sense of well-being and their levels of economic, cultural, and social capital. Data from the National Opinion Research Center’s General Social Survey based on representative samples of Americans as well as data from the International Social Survey Program based on samples from various countries worldwide will be used.

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