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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



Special GSS Event: Ekedi Mpondo-Dika, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sociology at Princeton University

“The Intimate Costs of Hardship: Support and Ambivalence among the Truly Disadvantaged
Apr 26, 2021 at -



Charles Book Remembrance Event

Apr 30, 2021 at -

Please register for the event here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kswQdi-aSqa5VY4VGfpAWQ



Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Daphne Penn, Harvard

Welcome meeting for Daphne Penn, Harvard: Introductions and informal talk about the book project, "The American Dream Deferred".
May 4, 2021 at -