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

Family and Gender: Jennifer Hook, Associate Professor of Sociology, USC Dornsife

Family Policies and the Occupational Segregation of Mothers in European Countries, 1999–2016
Oct 30, 2020 at - | Virtual Workshop (Zoom link ID to follow)

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Emine Fidan Elcioglu, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Nov 4, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Kennan Cepa

Nov 5, 2020 at - | Virtual Meeting