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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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2024 Call for Papers is Now Live

The Call for Papers for the 2024 Annual Meeting from August 9-11, 2024 in Montréal, Canada is now live! Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 31, 2024. 

View the Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards announcement and submit a paper or nominate a book, article, or scholar. In order to be considered for any of the Student Paper Competitions, applicants are required to submit their papers through the Annual Meeting Call for Papers prior to the January 31, 2024 submission deadline. 

SSSP: Introducing the New Executive Officer-Dr. Elroi J. Windsor

Elroi Windsor

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elroi J. Windsor, Professor of Sociology at the University of West Georgia, has accepted the position of Executive Officer. We want to thank Dr. Susan M. Carlson, Western Michigan University, for serving as Interim Executive Officer when Dr. Héctor Delgado stepped down from the position in August 2022. The Administrative Office staff will remain the same and the Administrative Office will be administered through the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Read more about Dr. Windsor.

SSSP Anti-Harassment Policy

If you are a member of the SSSP, or considering membership, please read this policy carefully. We want to assure members that we will do what we can to provide them with a safe environment in which they will be free to pursue their intellectual interests and engage other members in spirited, stimulating, and productive intellectual exchanges.

View the SSSP Statement and Policy against Discrimination and Harassment. Make an anonymous report regarding behavior that violates the anti-harassment policy. 

2023 SSSP Approved Resolutions

SSSP 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 were invited to review the proposed 2023 resolutions and participate in the resolutions process.

Click here to view the 2023 Approved Resolutions.

What Our Members Say

Dr. Mary Bernstein

"SSSP’s importance as a professional organization lies in its mission to create cutting edge, empirically sound research that contributes to reducing inequality and injustice in the world. As someone who entered the world of academia believing that education and research are the best tools for fostering a more fair, just, and equal world, I’ve found a home in SSSP. As a community of scholars committed to using sociological theory backed by empirical research to find solutions to social problems, SSSP is truly unique."

Dr. Mary Bernstein, SSSP President 2023-2024, University of Connecticut

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