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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

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Francesco Agostinelli, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Child Development and Parental Investments
Apr 21, 2021 at -

Medical Sociology: Kathryn M. Nowotny, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Miami

Contribution of Mass Incarceration and Other Structural Inequalities to COVID-19 Mortality
Apr 23, 2021 at -