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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: Ziyao Tian, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Princeton University

"Intergenerational Education Mobility of Asian Americans in the Pre-Civil Rights Era" (co-convened with Asia and Asian America Working Group)
Sep 30, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367



Ethnography, Culture & Interaction: Doron Shiffer-Sebba, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Workshop
"Trust Fund Families: an Ethnographic Study of Elite Family Bureaucratization"
Oct 1, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room



Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Richard Patti, Ph.D. Student in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Educational Expectations of Parents and Students in 2.5 Generation Households."
Oct 4, 2021 at | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367