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Who We Are

We are an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems. 

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What Our Members Say

Donileen R. Loseke, 2016-2017 SSSP president

"The first article of the first issue of Social Problems in June, 1953 was titled "The Aims of the Society for the Study of Social Problems," by Ernest W. Burgess, the Society's first President. He offered two primary visions for SSSP: The Society would offer support to those working to understand and resolve social problems and it would promote scholarship that provided, "knowledge for sound social action." I have been a member of SSSP for many years and believe the people and the meetings continue to foster such a sense of both community and commitment to scholarship in pursuit of social justice. This I cherish." 

Donileen R. Loseke, SSSP President 2016-2017
University of South Florida

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In Pursuit of Social Justice


The SSSP issued a statement calling for the immediate rescission of President Donald J. Trump's Executive Order barring immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries and suspending indefinitely the Syrian Refugee Program.

Click here to view the statement.

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