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

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Janet Vertesi, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

"Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA’s Teams"
Jan 22, 2020 at - | McNeil 150

Education & Inequality: TBA

Amy Hsin
Jan 24, 2020 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Jan 28, 2020 at - | McNeil 435