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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

Culture Workshop: TBA

Mar 22, 2024 at - | McNeil 367

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Manuel Schechtl, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the CUNY Graduate Center

"Understanding wealth-based social exclusion: Wealth Insufficiency Beyond Income Buffering"
Mar 25, 2024 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367