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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

Quantitative Methodology Working Group: Sneha Mani, PhD Candidate in Demography, University of Pennsylvania

"Regression Discontinuity Design"
Mar 27, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Asia and Asian America Working Group: Kinjal Dave, PhD student, Annenberg School for Communications

""The Labor of Sociotechnical Imaginaries: Gujarati Women in US Electronics Assembly"
Mar 28, 2023 at -

Kinjal Dave, PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communications, title: ""The…

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Hajar Yazdiha, Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of Southern California

“The Struggle for the People’s King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement”
Mar 29, 2023 at - | McNeil 150