About Barry

Barry Schwartz received his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from Temple University (1962), University of Maryland (1964), and University of Pennsylvania(1970), respectively. He has taught at the University of Chicago and University of Georgia and been a fellow at the University of Georgia Institute for Behavioral Research (1977–1983), the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (1987–1988) in Stanford, CA, the National Humanities Center (1992–1993) in Research Triangle, NC, the Smithsonian Museum of National History in Washington, DC (1993), and the University of Georgia Humanities Center (1994). He has also been a Davis Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hebrew University (2002) in Jerusalem. In 2000, he received the William A. Owens Award for Outstanding Research and Creativity (University of Georgia); in 2009 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Hebrew University.  At the time of his passing, Barry was a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Georgia and the author of five books, editor of two, and contender and respondent of one.

The American Sociological Association’s (ASA) Culture Section published  a memorial for Barry Schwartz in their Spring 2021 newsletter.


For Barry Schwartz’s most recent resumé, click here: VITA 2014.

For a more detailed summary of Barry’s work, see “Barry Schwartz (sociologist)” in Wikipedia.

Click here for Books, Chapters, Articles, Review, Essays, and Book Reviews divided by Topic.