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: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Professor of Sociology, Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

“Professional Work in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy”
Oct 28, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Alexander Adames

Oct 29, 2020 at - | Virtual Meeting

Family and Gender: Jennifer Hook, Associate Professor of Sociology, USC Dornsife

Family Policies and the Occupational Segregation of Mothers in European Countries, 1999–2016
Oct 30, 2020 at - | Virtual Workshop (Zoom link ID to follow)