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: Kai Feng, Penn Demography

Children's time use in routine housework in U.S. 1997-2014 (paper discussion)
Oct 8, 2020 at - | Virtual Event (Zoom ID to follow)

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Oct 14, 2020 at -

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Elena van Stee & Marcus Wright

COVID-19 and First Generation College Students
Oct 15, 2020 at - | Virtual Meeting (Zoom link ID to follow)