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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

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: TBD

Oct 16, 2023 at - | McNeil 150

Education and Inequality Workshop: Elena van Stee, Ph.D. Candidate, Penn

Early Dissertation Findings: “We want you to have some skin in the game”: Interrogating interruptions in the intergenerational transfer of resources"
Oct 16, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: TBD

Oct 18, 2023 at - | McNeil 150