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

***CANCELED*** Education & Inequality Works-in-Progress Meeting

Emily Hannum; Discussion of a training grant proposal
Dec 10, 2019 at - | McNeil 367

Faculty Meeting (Standing Faculty Only)

Dec 11, 2019 at - | McNeil 150

Penn Lightbulb Cafe: Melissa Wilde, Associate Professor of Sociology

Birth Control Battles: How Race and Class Divided American Religion
Dec 11, 2019 at - | Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146