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

Nora Gross, "Practice Job Talk: Bullets, Books, and Brotherhood: Grief and Recovery in an Urban All-Boys High School after Three Fatal Shootings of Friends "
Nov 26, 2019 at - | McNeil 435

Population Studies Colloquium: Andrea Verhulst Postdoctoral Fellow - University of Pennsylvania, Population Studies

Other Events
Historical Age Patterns of Under-five Mortality and their Usefulness for Evaluating Contemporary Data
Dec 2, 2019 at - | McNeil 150

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Dec 3, 2019 at - | McNeil 435