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

Faculty Meeting (Standing faculty only)

Oct 13, 2021 at -

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

"My Debt? Our Debt? Ambiguity and Advantage in Family Financial Assistance for Graduate School."
Oct 18, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: TBA

Oct 20, 2021 at - | McNeil 150