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

Standing Faculty Meeting

Other Events
Oct 4, 2023 at - | McNeil 150

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Workshop: Estefania Perez Castañeda, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania

"The Silence of Transborder Suffering: Performing Obedience Through Emotional Suppression"
Oct 6, 2023 at - | McNeil 367

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: TBD

Oct 11, 2023 at - | McNeil 150