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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 - 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

CANCELED - Population Studies Colloquium: Michelle Budig, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Professor of Sociology - University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ethno-National Variation in the Wage Penalty for Motherhood, Israel 1996-2017
Apr 27, 2020 at - | McNeil 395

CANCELED - Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Apr 28, 2020 at - | McNeil 435