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

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Monica C. Bell, JD, PhD, Associate Professor of Law & Sociology, Yale University

Dec 2, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Aliya Hamid Rao, Assistant Professor of Qualitative Research Methodology, London School of Economics

Book Launch: Crunch Time (University of California Press, 2020)
Dec 3, 2020 at -

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Melissa J. Wilde, Penn Sociology, and Meghan Garrity, Penn Political Science

“‘Hitler did not achieve his power by a coup d'état’: Race, Risk and American Religious Groups’ Views of Hitler in 1935.”
Dec 4, 2020 at - | Virtual Workshop (Zoom link ID to follow)