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

Education and Inequality Workshop: Andrew Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Populations Studies Center

"When Good is Bad: Hyper-selectivity, Model Minority Image, and the Earnings of Less-Educated Asian Americans"
Oct 2, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, 367

Standing Faculty Meeting

Other Events
Oct 4, 2023 at - | McNeil 150

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Workshop: Estefania Perez Castañeda, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania

"The Silence of Transborder Suffering: Performing Obedience Through Emotional Suppression"
Oct 6, 2023 at - | McNeil 367