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)

Jan 15, 2020 at - | McNeil 150

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: TBA

Jan 17, 2020 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Janet Vertesi, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

"Shaping Science: Organizations, Decisions, and Culture on NASA’s Teams"
Jan 22, 2020 at - | McNeil 150