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educator , sociologist , writer

Kurt Lang, German, American sociologist, educator, writer. United States Army Research Institute grantee, 1975-1978, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1971, Woodrow Wilson Center fellow, 1978-1979, National Humanities Center fellow, 1983-1984, Senior Fullbright fellow, 1994.


Lang, Kurt was born on January 25, 1924 in Berlin. Came to the United States, 1936.


Bachelor, University of Chicago, 1949;Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 1952;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1953.


Research analyst, Office of the United States Milit. Government, Berlin, 1945-1947;assistant professor, U. Miami, Florida, 1953-1954;research sociologist, Canada Broadcasting Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, 1954-1956;from assistant to associate professor, Queens College CUNY, Flushing, New York, 1956-1962;associate professor, chair, Queens College CUNY, Flushing, New York, 1963-1964;professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1964-1984;chair, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1965-1968;professor, U. Washington, Seattle, 1984-1993;professor emeritus, U. Washington, Seattle, since 1993;director School Comm., U. Washington, Seattle, 1984-1987. Visiting associate professor University of California, Berkeley, 1962-1963.

Visiting professor Free U., Berlin, 1992. Consultant Columbia Broadcasting System, New York City, 1964-1965, National Advisory Commission Civil Disorder, Washington, 1967.



Member American Political Science Association (Distinguished Career award in political communications 1994), American Association Public Opinion Research (council 1975-1977, Distinguished Contribution award 1989), American Sociological Association (Edward L. Bernays award 1952), International Institute Communications.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: art study, photography, jogging.


Son of Ernst and Ilse (Kass) L. Married Gladys Engel, June 9, 1950. Children: Glenna Engel Lang, Kevin Engel Language.

Ernst Lang

Ilse (Kass) Lang

Gladys Engel

Glenna Engel Lang

Kevin Engel Language Lang