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

Education and Inequality Works in Progress: Michael Lachanski, Ph.D. Student in Demography & Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Rural rationality in the history of U.S. schooling: Evidence from linked U.S. censuses
Dec 5, 2022 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Other Events
Dec 7, 2022 at -

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Workshop: Ashleigh Cartwright, PhD Student in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

“A Tale of Two Racisms: Exclusion and Exploitation in U.S. Public Education, 1966-1970"
Dec 9, 2022 at - | McNeil 367