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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

REI Workshop: Sylvie Tuder, Senior Sociology Student, University of Pennsylvania

“Abolition and the U.S. Jailing Epidemic”
Mar 31, 2023 at - | McNeil 367

Abstract: Since the beginning of the pandemic, jails have been among the largest clusters of COVID-19 infections in the country. While the United States cages two million people in prisons, nearly…

Quantitative Methodology Working Group: Paul Mohnen, Senior Fellow at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

"Introduction to the LIFE-M Database"
Apr 3, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

Education and Inequality Workshop: Harry Patrinos, World Bank and Per Engzell, University College London

Other Events
Symposium: Covid impacts on learning in global perspective
Apr 7, 2023 at - | Sociology Conference Room, McNeil 367

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