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

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Beth Bechky, Professor of Management and Organizations; Professor of Sociology, New York University

“The Culture of Anticipation in a Crime Lab”
Feb 21, 2020 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Feb 25, 2020 at - | McNeil 435

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Reuben Miller, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Service Administration

"Halfway Home: Race, Punishment and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration"
Feb 26, 2020 at - | McNeil 150