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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

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Workshop: TBA

Oct 20, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Education and Inequality Workshop: Nazar Khalid, Penn PSC, Jere Behrman, Prof. of Economics, Emily Hannum, Professor of Sociology, and Amrit Thapa, Senior Lecturer at GSE

Floods and children's learning outcomes in rural India: Do resilient communities offer protection?
Oct 23, 2023 at - | McNeil 367, Sociology Conference Room

Nazar Khalid,…

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: TBD

Oct 25, 2023 at - | McNeil 150