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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

Family & Gender: Lauren Harris, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Family Matters: How Family and Carework Impact the Dating Lives of Older Adults.”
Sep 24, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room

PSC Colloquium Series: Onome H. Osokpo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biobehavioral Health Sciences - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

"An inside look: Self-care behaviors of African immigrants with chronic diseases"
Sep 27, 2021 at - | McNeil 395

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Joanne W. Golann, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and education at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Scripting the Moves: Culture and Control in a No-Excuses Charter School
Sep 29, 2021 at - | McNeil 150