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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

*Special Colloquium* Heymann Lecture: Sarah Brayne, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

"Institutional Legibility: Data-Intensive Surveillance, Individual Outcomes, and Group Disparities"
Apr 24, 2024 at - | PSC Commons, 403

In this talk, I examine the power of data-intensive surveillance to influence individual trajectories, population-level disparities, and inequalities long important to sociologists. As I…

Standing Faculty Meeting

Other Events
May 1, 2024 at - | PSC Commons, 403

Standing Faculty Meeting (Evaluation Meeting)

Other Events
May 8, 2024 at - | McNeil 150