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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

Medical Sociology Workshop: TBA

Mar 15, 2024 at - | McNeil 367

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Tingting Yang Rui, PhD Student in Sociology, Penn

"Exacerbated inequality? The impact of climate shocks on rural adolescent girls in Malawi" (manuscript for feedback)
Mar 18, 2024 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Faculty Panel for Visiting Day

Professor Letícia Marteleto, Professor Wendy Roth, and Professor Tukufu Zuberi
Mar 20, 2024 at - | PSC Commons, McNeil 403