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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.

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Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Angèle Christin, Assistant Professor of Sociology & Communications, Stanford University

Fields of Social Media Production: Drama and Extreme Content among Vegan Influencers
Jan 18, 2023 - Jan 18, 2022 at - | McNeil 286-287

The content that circulates on social media platforms often features “drama,” or acrimonious interpersonal exchanges and inflammatory takes involving highly popular users. This article…



Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction Workshop: TBA

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