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

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Siwei Cheng, Associate Professor of Sociology, New York University

Nov 30, 2022 at - | McNeil 150

Education and Inequality Workshop: TBA

Other Events
Dec 2, 2022 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Education and Inequality Workshop: Jennifer Silva, Assistant Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

Linking electronic health records and in-depth interviews to uncover barriers to health and wellbeing among women in a disadvantaged coal-mining community
Dec 2, 2022 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

For those unable to come in person, please register for access to the Friday E&I Workshops Zoom link