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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

Education and Inequality Workshop: Priyadarshani Joshi, UNESCO

"The role of non-state actors in education globally: Conceptualization, trends and evidence"
Feb 3, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367