The Sociology Department was Saddened to Learn of the death of Wendell Bell

Department News
Alumni
November 8, 2019

The Sociology Department was saddened to learn of the death of Wendell Bell. A former Chair of the Department, Bell was in recent years one of our Emeritus Professors. He was especially noted for his path breaking contributions to Future Studies and for his work on the Caribbean. ‘Wendy’ Bell published academic work for an incredible sixty years from the mid-1950s onwards. Born in California in the 1920s  he had a long and unusually full life which is recorded in his autobiography from 2011 “Memories of the Future”. Reading the book we discover, for example, that he was an accomplished US Navy pilot and horseman in addition to being a leading scholar.