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 & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Megan N. Reed

"Marriage is a Complete Gamble: Risk and Uncertainty on the Indian Marriage Market
Oct 1, 2020 at - | Virtual Meeting (Zoom link ID to follow)

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Tyler G. Baldor, Ph.D Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

"Constructing Heteronormativity in Urban Gay Spaces"
Oct 2, 2020 at - | Virtual Workshop (Zoom link ID to follow)

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Rashawn Ray, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland

Pursuing Racial Equity in Policing
Oct 7, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)