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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

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Florencia Torche, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Inequalities in Infant Health
Sep 22, 2021 at - | McNeil 150

Wolf Humanities Center Forum on Migration: Roberto Gonzales, Richard Perry University Professor of Sociology and Education, University of Pennsylvania

"DACA and the Limits of Citizenship"
Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 at - | Online

On July 16, 2021, a federal judge blocked the Biden administration from approving new applications for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, putting the program’…

Education and Inequality: Phoebe Ho, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of North Texas

"Profiles of Asian American Adulthood" (co-convened with the Asia and Asian American Working Group)
Sep 23, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367