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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

Nancy J. Mezey, 2018-2019 SSSP president

I became involved in SSSP as a graduate student, being drawn to the mission of the Society, the top caliber of scholarship created by its members and published in its journal, Social Problems, and the inclusive and welcoming culture of the organization. I quickly learned that becoming involved in the inner-workings of SSSP starting at the Division level was both easy and fun. I did not realize during my early years that the SSSP would provide a network of scholars who would support me in my pursuit of tenure or help me establish a B.A. program in Sociology at my home institution. Since those early years, I have served in many positions in the SSSP, allowing me to meet a diverse group of scholars and activists, and develop administrative skills in a variety of ways. SSSP continues to invigorate me and keeps me connected to cutting-edge professionals committed to conducting social justice research and solving social problems.”

Nancy J. Mezey, SSSP President 2018-2019
Monmouth University

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In Pursuit of Social Justice

SSSP 2019 Proposed Resolutions

Resolutions constitute an important opportunity for our scholar-activist membership to analyze and offer their opinions on contemporary social problems that we believe the Society should address as a social justice organization.  All SSSP members are invited to review the proposed 2019 resolutions and participate in the resolutions process. 

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