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; Peter F. Harvey

Oct 22, 2020 at - | Virtual Meeting (Zoom link ID to follow)

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)

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Adia Harvey Wingfield, Professor of Sociology, Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

“Professional Work in a ‘Post-Racial’ Era: Black Health Care Workers in the New Economy”
Oct 28, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)