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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



Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty only)

Other Events
Sep 7, 2022 at -



Medical Sociology Workshop: TBA

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Sep 9, 2022 at - | McNeil 367



Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Jerry Jacobs, Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Colloquium
"The Internationalization of Sociology"
Sep 14, 2022 at -


This presentation will present an overview of the academic publication system in the field of sociology, drawing on highlights from several recent papers in this area, including:  

  • An overview…