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: Markus Gangl, Professor of Sociology, University of Frankfurt

Nov 18, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: TBA

Nov 20, 2020 at - | Virtual Workshop (Zoom link ID to follow)

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Monica C. Bell, JD, PhD, Associate Professor of Law & Sociology, Yale University

Dec 2, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)