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: Tahseen Shams, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

"Here, There, and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World"
Oct 27, 2021 at - | McNeil 150

CTL hosting a Faculty Conversation: “Teaching In Person in the Present Circumstances: Strategies for Supporting Students Through the Fall of 2021"

Other Events
Featuring: Melissa Wilde, Professor of Sociology and James Aguirre Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Oct 27, 2021 at - | Van Pelt 134 (Seminar Room)

For many of us, this fall has been a chance to return to the classroom and interact with students in ways that are closer to what we missed during the online semesters. At the same…

Medical Sociology: Hilary Steinberg, Postdoctoral Fellow, Drexel University

“Defying Death: Pediatric Chronic Health Conditions and Believability.”
Oct 29, 2021 at - | Zoom


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