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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

Quantitative Methodology Working Group: Michael Lachanski, PhD Student in Sociology and Demography, University of Pennsylvania

"Computational Demography in R "
Apr 24, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Olivia Hu, PhD Student in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Interraciality as a Family Affair: East Asian Families, Boundary-Policing, and the Pursuit of Race Privilege"
Apr 25, 2023 at - | McNeil 367