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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

Population Studies Colloquium: Cameron Campbell, Professor - Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Family Background, Exam Performance, and Career Attainment in the Qing Civil Service, 1840-1912
Mar 23, 2020 at - | McNeil 395

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Carly Knight, Visiting Assistant Professor, New York University

Mar 25, 2020 at - | McNeil 150

Medical Sociology: Kelly Underman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Drexel University

Mar 27, 2020 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367