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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

Reverberations of Inequality Workshop: Alexes Harris, Presidential Term Professor, University of Washington Dept. of Sociology

A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions, the Punishment Continuum, and the Way Forward
Dec 12, 2019 at - | Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
133 S. 36th Street, Room 250

Free and open to the public / Food provided

OVER SEVEN MILLION AMERICANS are either incarcerated, on probation, or on parole, with their criminal records often following them for life and affecting access to…

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Jan 15, 2020 at - | McNeil 150

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: TBA

Jan 17, 2020 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367