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

Asia and Asian America Working Group: Megan Reed, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

"Marriage Engagements in New Delhi"
Jan 20, 2022 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Education & Inequality: Elena van Stee, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

"Parenting and the Transition to Adulthood"
Jan 24, 2022 at - | Sociology Conference Room

**Rescheduled Date** Paula Fomby, Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center Associate Director, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

“Family Composition among US Children: Dynamic, Diverse, and Dispersed”
Jan 24, 2022 at - | McNeil 150