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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: Marcus Wright, Penn GSE, University of Pennsylvania

Early findings - The Depths of Inclusion: Parents of First Generation Students and Elite Institutions
Oct 3, 2022 at - | McNeil 367

For those unable to come in person, please register for access to the Monday E&I Works-in-Progress Zoom link …

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Pilar Gonalons-Pons, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Care Penalties and the Structure of Inequality"
Oct 5, 2022 at - | McNeil 150

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Other Events
Oct 12, 2022 at - | McNeil 150