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

Quantitative Methodology Working Group: Xi Song, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Using UPenn SAS High Performance Computing and Slurm Scheduler for Computationally Intensive Research"
Jan 30, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Kimberly Hoang, Associate Professor of Sociology, The University of Chicago

Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets
Feb 1, 2023 at - | McNeil 286-287

Education and Inequality Workshop: Priyadarshani Joshi, UNESCO

"The role of non-state actors in education globally: Conceptualization, trends and evidence"
Feb 3, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367