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)

Apr 8, 2020 at - | McNeil 150

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Apr 14, 2020 at - | McNeil 435

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

Racial Capitalism and Imaginaries of Black Masculinity from Colonialism to Crisis
Apr 15, 2020 at - | McNeil 150