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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

Culture Workshop: Alejandra Regla-Vargas, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, Penn

“The BTS Effect: How K-Pop Fandoms Reshape Sociopolitical Messaging on Twitter"
Nov 3, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

About the Presentation:

K-Pop Boy Group BTS’s tweet in support of #StopAsianHate and #StopAAPIHate was the most retweeted tweet of 2021, spawning a million retweets and 2.4 million likes. Using an original…

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Elif Sari, Penn PSC (Visiting Scholar)

Influencing the educational trajectory and academic success of teenagers: the role of parental guidance and support practices (feedback on paper idea)
Nov 6, 2023 at - | McNeil 367, Sociology Conference Room

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: TBD

Nov 8, 2023 at - | McNeil 150