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

Family & Gender: Vanessa Tyson, Associate Professor of Sociology, Scripps College

Sexual Violence (Co-Sponsored with Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration)
Apr 17, 2020 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Apr 28, 2020 at - | McNeil 435

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Rashawn Ray, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland

Apr 29, 2020 at - | McNeil 150