Department of Sociology - UPenn

The Education and Inequality workshop focuses on issues of inequality in educational opportunity. These issues have long been central to the field of sociology. Penn Sociology has a broad representation of faculty working in this area, with particular strengths in the areas of race, ethnicity, gender, and comparative international research. Faculty members affiliated with this cluster are listed below, along with a brief summary of their areas of expertise. We have had a number of accomplished graduates in recent years.


In addition to the faculty based in the Sociology Department, students interested in this area of study have access to faculty located in Penn’s nearby Graduate School of Education. A joint-degree Ph. D. program in Sociology and Education is available for those who are interested in scholarship at the intersection of sociology and education. Graduate students from Penn’s Graduate School of Education are often enrolled in sociology graduate courses, and sociology graduate students avail themselves of expertise available in GSE.


The Education and Inequality workshop gives graduate students and faculty the opportunity to present their work in progress. Emily Hannum is currently serving as the coordinator for this workshop.