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

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Mar 12, 2021 at -

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Nadirah Foley, Harvard GSE

Presentation: "Saying Race, Doing Class: Color Consciousness and Class Evasiveness in an Affluent, Diverse Suburban School"
Mar 16, 2021 at -

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Rebbeca Tesfai, Associate Professor of Sociology, Temple University

Immigrant Neighborhoods and Eviction: Hidden Housing Crisis?
Mar 17, 2021 at -