Penn Sociology News

September 25, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Charles Bosk is being awarded the 2013 Leo G. Reeder Award. To be awarded at the American Sociological Association 108th Annual Meeting of the Medical Sociology Section in New York City.


September 25, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Camille Z. Charles, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Science, has been named the inaugural chair Africana Studies Department in the School of Arts and Sciences.


September 25, 2012

Annette Lareau, Stanley I. Sheerr Term Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology, has been elected the 105th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Professor Lareau will chair the 2014 ASA meeting under the theme: "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals."

September 25, 2012

We are pleased to welcome Dorothy Roberts, Guobin YangAmada Armenta and Onoso Imoagene to our faculty next year.


April 3, 2012

Professor Nicholas Christakis from Harvard University will make a special presentation entitled "Social Network Structure and Function Across Space and Time" at 12:00 PM on April 12th. Location: 114 Claire Fagin Hall


January 18, 2012

We are pleased to welcome Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva from Duke University. His research areas include racial stratification, social theory, critical race methods, political sociology, and Latin American and the Caribbean, and Epistemology. For more, visit his personal website.


September 14, 2011

The National Science Foundation has just awarded a grant to Jerry A. Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania Department of Sociology, and Linda Sax, UCLA Graduate School of Education. The three-year project is entitled “Trends in the Determinants of Gender Segregation Across STEM Majors, 1976-2006.”


April 26, 2011

Congratulations to Matthew Fox, Carly Levitz and Sigrid Luhr, our 2011 graduating Sociology majors who have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa!

April 26, 2011

Randall Collins was awarded the American Sociological Association's 2011Distinguished Book Award, for "Violence: A Micro-Sociological Theory"

April 13, 2011

Graduate student Jessica McCrory Calarco has been awarded the Best Graduate Student Paper award, termed the David Stevenson Award, by the Sociology of Education Section of the ASA.

March 16, 2011

The Fall 2011 Course Descriptions are now online for Advanced Registration.

February 17, 2011
December 21, 2010

Jerry A. Jacobs is the 2011 recipient of the Merit Award from the Eastern Sociological Society

November 8, 2010

Tukufu Zuberi was awarded the 2009 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for his book White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology.

November 8, 2010

Emily Hannum, Hyunjoon Park and Yuko Butler published a new book on  globalization, changing demographics, and educational challenges in East Asia.

November 8, 2010

Renee Fox was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by Harvard University.

November 8, 2010
November 8, 2010