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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

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: Sarah Adeyinka-Skold, PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Barriers, Emotion Work, and Emotion Repair"
Nov 15, 2019 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Africa Galleries Exhibit Opening at the Penn Museum; Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Symposium: "Emancipating the Colonial Exhibition of Africa in the West"
Nov 16, 2019 at - | Widener Lecture Hall, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join lead curator and professor Tukufu Zuberi, Ph.D., along with consulting scholars, Barbaro Ruiz-Martinez, Ph.D., Monique Scott, Ph.D., Salah Hassan, Ph.D., and Vaniclea Silva Santos, Ph.D., for a discussion about…

Population Studies Colloquium: Ellen Meara, Professor, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clincial Practice

Other Events
Socioeconomic Status, Pain, and the Disparity in Social Security Disability Insurance Receipt
Nov 18, 2019 at | McNeil 150