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: Monica C. Bell, JD, PhD, Associate Professor of Law & Sociology, Yale University

Dec 2, 2020 at - | Virtual Colloquium (Zoom link ID to follow)

Culture, Ethnography, and Interaction: Melissa J. Wilde and Tessa Huttenlocher, Penn Sociology

“Who Were the Social Gospelers?: Class and Place in the Creation of Progressive Protestantism in America”
Dec 4, 2020 at - | Virtual Workshop (Zoom link ID to follow)

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Dec 9, 2020 at -