About Us

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: Chris Bail, Professor of Sociology, Duke University

Oct 6, 2021 at - | McNeil 150

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: Rebecca Schut, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology

"Health Care as a Racialized Institution: Contextualizing Disparities in Provider-Patient Communication."
Oct 8, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Xiuqi Yang, Ph.D. Student in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Migration, Family Living Patterns, and Early Childhood Development in Contemporary China."
Oct 11, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367