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 Meeting

Elena van Stee, Parent involvement in the college-to-work transition (research proposal draft)
Nov 19, 2019 at - | McNeil 435

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Eva Rosen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Georgetown University

"Serial Filing: How Landlords Use the Threat of Eviction"
Nov 20, 2019 at - | McNeil 150

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Blair Sackett, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

“Routine and Unexpected Emergencies in a Refugee Camp”
Nov 22, 2019 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367