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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: Sorcha Brophy, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

“Vulnerability in Health Work: Trainee Physician Protests Across the Globe”
Sep 27, 2023 at - | McNeil 150

Education and Inequality Workshop: Risto Conte Keivabu, Postdoctoral Student, Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography at the Max Planck Institute of Demographic Research in Rostock (Germany)

"Temperature, air pollution and school attendance"
Sep 29, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

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