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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: TBA

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

The Inaugural Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture in Public Social Science: A Conversation with Dr. Brent Staples, New York Times

Moderated by Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations, Sociology, and Africana Studies
Feb 23, 2023 at - | Room 110, Annenberg School for Communication

The University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Sociology, in collaboration with Annenberg School for Communication and The Center for Africana Studies, will host a lecture in Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois’ honor…