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

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Joyce Kim, Ph.D. Candidate at Penn GSE, University of Pennsylvania

"Career Funneling Revisited: How First-Gen, Low-Income Students Resist Pressures and Redefine their Jobs at an Elite University"
Dec 6, 2021 at -

Faculty Meeting (Standing faculty only) McNeil 150

Dec 8, 2021 at -

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Liying Luo, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Pennsylvania State University

"Heterogeneous Effects of Intergenerational Social Mobility: An Improved Method and New Evidence"
Dec 13, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367