The Divisions provide an excellent opportunity to get involved in your particular area of interest. Individual divisions may have additional resources and information published on their division website.

SSSP’s mission includes advancing sociological research while also promoting the contributions and uses of sociology in society. This site will showcase members' non-peer reviewed writings, legislative testimony, media appearances, podcasts, op-eds, letters to the editor, and blog writings in local, state, national, and international arenas.

Allow us to highlight and celebrate your recent achievements in the public square. Please email the relevant information, including links, to the GRA & Webmaster at ssspgra@utk.edu.

*Works will remain posted for 3 months.


Meghna Bhat, Ph.D (she/her/hers) was awarded the 2024 CLJ Alumni Impact Award by the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago for her contributions as a "Creative Disruptor". As an independent gender and social justice consultant, feminist criminology scholar, and multidisciplinary educator/artist, Dr. Bhat's innovative work was commended for employing the power of storytelling to facilitate healing from sexual violence, creating impactful violence prevention workshops, championing immigrant justice, and serving as a means for individuals and communities to address oppression in their lives.
05/16/2024

Shaonta' Allen was named a Sacred Writes Public Scholar & will join the 2024 cohort of fellows working at the intersection of race, justice, and religion!
05/10/2024

Irina Chukhray did a podcast interview with the Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment (CEPA) at San Diego State University on the topic, "Supporting Immigrant Students Navigate Postsecondary Transition"
05/09/2024

Brett Lesley Cumberbatch will be presenting at ICQI (pg. 64/65).
05/09/2024

Matthew Ward discusses his recent article, “Slavery’s Legacy of White Carceral Advantage in the South" on a podcast.
05/08/2024

Steven E. Barkan and Michael Rocque recently published an op-ed with CNN titled "5 reasons why immigrants aren't brining higher crime, as Trump claims."
04/04/2024

Natasha Israt Kabir presented her research on phases of migration, gender bias, and stereotypes in South Asian literature and film at the Kimmel Belonging and Engagement Hub Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Heritage (APIDA) Month opening ceremony.
04/04/2024