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: Blair Sackett, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"'It is only fellow refugees who assist:' Scarcity, Social Capital, and Shadow Institutions in a Refugee Camp in Kenya"
Nov 5, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Emily Hannum, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"Gender and the Long-term Educational Implications of Multi-Context Childhood Poverty in China."
Nov 8, 2021 at -

Faculty Meeting (Standing faculty only)

Nov 10, 2021 at -