2022 President Engagement Prize Winner: Cosmic Writers, Where are they now?
Catch the full Inaugural W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture in Public Social Science with Dr. Brent Staples and Dr. Tukufu Zuberi from last Thursday February 23, 2023
Damon Centola, Elihu Katz Professor of Communication, Sociology and Engineering, was interviewed on NPR's 1A about Race and Gender Bias in Healthcare
Dr. Dr. Ibram X. Kendi named Dr. Dorothy Roberts' book, "Torn Apart", the most mind-blowing nonfiction book of 2022
Regina S. Baker, Assistant Professor of Sociology, is collaborating on a New National Science Foundation Funded Grant
Regina S. Baker, Assistant Professor of Sociology, collaborating with J. Tom Mueller (PI) and Matthew Brooks on NIMHD Grant Project titled, "The Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Mortality Disparities and Poverty”
Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Dorothy Roberts profiled in New York Magazine
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.
There Goes the Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up
By: Lance Freeman
Temple University Press
Putting Poor People to Work
How the Work-First Idea Eroded College Access for the Poor
by Kathleen M. Shaw, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Christopher Mazzeo, Jerry Jacobs
Fast Food, Fast Talk
Service Work and the Routinization of Everyday Life
Leidner's fascinating report from the frontlines of two major American corporations uncovers the methods and consequences of regulating workers' language, looks, attitudes, ideas, and demeanor.
Korean Education in Changing Economic and Demographic Contexts
Hyunjoon Park and Kyung-keun Kim, Editors
A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change
On an otherwise ordinary Sunday morning in 1964, millions of Roman Catholics around the world experienced history.
Class, Race, and Family Life, With an Update a Decade Later
Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children.
In Defense of Disciplines
Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University
In Defense of Disciplines presents a fresh and daring analysis of the argument surrounding interdisciplinarity.
Re-Evaluating Education in Japan and Korea
International comparisons of student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading have consistently shown that Japanese and Korean students outperform their peers in other parts of world.
Explosive Conflict: Time-Dynamics of Violence
By: Randall Collins
This sequel to Randall Collins' world-influential micro-sociology of violence introduces the question of time-dynamics: what determines how long conflict lasts and how much damage it does.