Wendell Bell

American futurist
Bell circa 1948 at Fresno State University

Wendell Bell (September 27, 1924 – November 8, 2019)[1][2] was a futurist and sociologist. He was the Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Yale University.[3][4][5] His work area were sociology, social class, race, family life and future studies.[6] He founded the Yale Program of African American Studies. He retired in 1995.

Bell died on November 8, 2019 at the age of 95.[7]


  1. Caves, Roger W. (2005). Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. p. 24. ISBN 0415252253.
  2. Bell, Wendell (2011). Memories of the Future. Transaction Publishers. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-4128-4262-4.
  3. "Wendell Bell On The Future". Forbes. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  4. "Futurist, Ex-Fresnan Wendell Bell on CNN". The Fresno Bee. August 9, 1997. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  5. Kicker, Darrell (February 2009). "Wendell Bell and Oliver W. Markley: Two Futurists' Views of the Preferable, the Possible and the Probable" (PDF). Journal of Futures Studies. 13 (3): 161–178. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  6. Caves, R. W. (2004). Encyclopedia of the City. Routledge. p. 37.
  7. The Sociology Department was Saddened to Learn of the death of Wendell Bell