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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: Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University

Colloquium
"Black Advantage Vision: Flipping the Script on the Study of Racial Inequality"
Jan 27, 2021 at -



Family and Gender: Joan Ryan, Ph.D Student, Penn Sociology

Workshop
“COVID’s Impact on Fertility Intentions Among Married Singaporean Women”
Jan 29, 2021 at -



Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Karida L. Brown, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UCLA

Colloquium
Thomas Jesse Jones: Sociology, Philanthropy and the Education of Black Folk
Feb 3, 2021 at -