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: Jake Rosenfeld, Associate Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis

"The Salary Taboo in U.S. Workplaces: Prevalence and Potential Consequences"
Dec 4, 2019 at - | McNeil 150

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Dec 10, 2019 at - | McNeil 435

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Dec 11, 2019 at - | McNeil 150