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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

Book Panel: Study Gods

Panelists: Elizabeth Armstrong, Sherry B. Ortner Collegiate Professor of Sociology, Mitchell Stevens, Professor of Education, and Natasha Warikoo, Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Annette Lareau, Professor of Sociology, Randall Collins, Emeritus Professor of Sociology
Nov 3, 2022 at - | Via Zoom

Book summary

Study Gods is a longitudinal study of how privileged youth in China prepare…

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Daniel Laurison, Associate Professor of Sociology, Swarthmore College

Nov 9, 2022 at - | McNeil 286-7

Education and Inequality Workshop: Shariq Mohammed, Assistant Professor of Economics, Northeastern University | Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Education and Inequality Workshop: "Marriage markets and education gender gaps"
Nov 11, 2022 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Shariq Mohammed is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Northeastern University. His research interests lie at the intersection…