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

CANCELED - Penn Ethics Symposium: DNA & Family Secrets

Apr 14, 2020 at - | Penn Museum, Harrison Auditorium

*Featuring Sociology professor Wendy Roth.

Over the last few years, millions of people have turned to direct-to-consumer genomics companies to learn more about…

CANCELED - Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Apr 14, 2020 at - | McNeil 435

CANCELED - Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Jordanna Matlon, Assistant Professor School of International Service, American University

"Imaginaries of Black Masculinity in the Long Crisis of Racial Capitalism"
Apr 15, 2020 at - | McNeil 150

Jordanna Matlon is an assistant professor at American University's School of International Service. Her research examines racial capitalism in Africa and the African diaspora, and the ways “…