James L. Nolan Jr., Ph.D.

Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Sociology, Williams College

Expertise: Law and Society, Culture, Technology and Social Change, and Historical Comparative Sociology

James L. Nolan, Jr., Ph.D. in Sociology, is the Washington Gladden 1859 Professor of Sociology at Williams College. His current book project, Delivering Little Boy: Doctoring History at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age is a unique look at the role of the medical doctors on the Manhattan Project and the early years of the nuclear age. He is the author of a number of books, including, What They Saw in America: Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, G.K. Chesterton, and Sayyid Qutb (Cambridge University Press, 2016).