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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

Family & Gender: TBA

Oct 22, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Nazar Khalid, Ph.D. Student in Demography, University of Pennsylvania

"Heterogeneous Impacts of Floods on Children’s Education in Rural India: Vulnerabilities by Gender, Age, Caste/Religious Group, and Socioeconomic Status."
Oct 25, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: TBA

Oct 27, 2021 at - | McNeil 150