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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

Symposium on Ancestry DNA Testing: Seeking Roots and Uncovering Secrets

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Wendy Roth, Professor of Sociology
Sep 15, 2022 at - | Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Over the last few years, millions of people have turned to direct-to-consumer genomics companies to learn more about their genes, their health risks, their family histories, and their…

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction Workshop: TBA

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Sep 16, 2022 at - | McNeil 367