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 and Inequality Works in Progress: Ellen Bryer, Ph.D. Student in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"My Debt? Our Debt? Ambiguity and Advantage in Family Financial Assistance for Graduate School."
Oct 18, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Penn Sociology Colloquium Series: Van Tran, Associate Professor of Sociology, The City University of New York-Graduate Center

"Asian Americans and Affirmative Action Policy"
Oct 20, 2021 at - | McNeil 150

Special Colloquium: Tiffany Huang, Postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania

"Translating authentic selves into authentic applicants: Private college consultants, race, and class in selective college admissions."
Oct 22, 2021 at - | Sociology Conference Room