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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

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: David Pedulla, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University

“The Organizational Bases of Racial Discrimination in Hiring”
Feb 16, 2022 at - | McNeil 150

Medical Sociology: TBA

Feb 18, 2022 at - | Sociology Conference Room