About Us

W.E.B. Du Bois, Erving Goffman, Dorothy Swaine Thomas, and E. Digby Baltzell all broke new sociological ground while working at the University of Pennsylvania. As one of the oldest departments of sociology in the country, Penn Sociology continues its tradition of excellence with twenty-plus award-winning, distinguished faculty recognized for their scholarly achievements and leadership in the field.

Upcoming Events

Asia and Asian America Working Group

Jan 27, 2022 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Family & Gender Workshop: Open Discussion on the Impact of COVID-19 on Gender and Families

Jan 28, 2022 at - | *McNeil 150* | Zoom

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Letícia Marteleto, Professor of Sociology and Public Health, University of Texas at Austin

"Scars from Novel Infectious Disease Crises: Zika, Covid-19 and Fertility"
Jan 31, 2022 at - | McNeil 150