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

Faculty Meeting (Standing faculty only)

Sep 8, 2021 at -

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: TBA

Sep 15, 2021 at - | McNeil 150

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Florencia Torche, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Inequalities in Infant Health
Sep 22, 2021 at - | McNeil 150