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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

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Noelle Suntheimer, Ph.D. Candidate in Penn GSE, University of Pennsylvania

"A Latent Class Analysis of Kindergarteners' Home Stimulation Practices in Ghanaian Households"
Nov 29, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Jason Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Sociology - University of California, Los Angeles

“The Extinction of the Race”: Abortion, Homosexuality, and the Reproduction of Senegal, 2009-2015
Dec 1, 2021 at - | McNeil 150