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: TBA

Feb 7, 2020 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Feb 11, 2020 at - | McNeil 435

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Feb 12, 2020 at - | McNeil 150