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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

***CANCELLED*** Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Manuel S. Gonzalez Canche

animating Authorities: Natural Language Processing and the Development of National Markets
Jan 21, 2021 at -

Education & Inequality: Gilberto Q. Conchas, The Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professor of Education, Penn State University

The Chicana/o/x Dream Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success
Jan 22, 2021 at -

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Wensong Shen, Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, and Emily Hannum

Effect Pathways of Informal Family Separation on Children’s Outcomes: Paternal Labor Migration and Long-term Educational Attainment of Left-behind Children in Rural China (discussion of paper revisions)
Jan 26, 2021 at -