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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 & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Manuel S. Gonzalez Canche

3-8 Math proficiency in high poverty areas. Do economically disadvantaged kids do better or worse than their non-economically disadvantaged peers in these zones?
Jan 21, 2021 at -

Education & Inequality: Gilbert Q. Conchas, The Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Endowed Professor of Education, Penn State University

The Chicana/o/x Dream Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success
Jan 22, 2021 at -