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

Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress: Kennan Cepa

Nov 5, 2020 at - | Virtual Meeting

Education & Inequality: Pawan H. Dhingra, Professor of American Studies, Amherst College

Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough
Nov 6, 2020 at - | Virtual Workshop (Zoom link ID to follow)

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Nov 11, 2020 at -