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: Elizabeth Popp Berman, Associate Professor of Organizational Studies, University of Michigan

Thinking Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S. Public Policy
Oct 21, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress; Peter F. Harvey

“‘What are you Doing?’ Teachers’ Affective Orientations Towards Black Girls.” (Working Paper)
Oct 22, 2020 at - | Virtual Meeting

Medical Sociology: Elaine M. Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Indiana University

“The Effect of In Utero Exposure to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on Subsequent Births and Child Mortality in the United States.”
Oct 23, 2020 at - | Virtual Workshop (Zoom link ID to follow)