2018 Annual Meeting 

2018 Preliminary Program

2018 Annual Meeting Program Cover

Abolitionist Approaches to
Social Problems

The Society for the Study of Social Problems
68th Annual Meeting, August 10-12, 2018

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA

View the preliminary program below for detailed information and the program schedule, including a rich assortment of sessions, meetings, special events, and receptions.


Searchable Features

Click here to download a PDF version of the preliminary program (posted: 07/17/18)

Program Schedule 
Committee and Divisional Meetings

Index of Participants
Index of Sessions 
Plenary, Thematic, and Special Sessions
Receptions and Special Events
Meeting Space Floor Plan


 Annual Meeting Information 

In Recognition of Past and Present Service
Annual Meeting Program Theme
Annual Meeting Schedule

Welcome to Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love
How to Navigate the City • Things to do in Philadelphia

Welcome to Philadelphia - Graduate Student Version
Philadelphia Restaurant Guide
SSSP Anti-Harassment Policy
Domestic Violence Resources • Emergency Counseling Resources 

Hotel Services
Room Reservations • Dining Options  Shopping Philadelphia Area Attractions • Childcare 
Accessibility and Social Justice
Hotel • Air Quality - Smoking - Service Animals • Comfort Zone All-Gender Restroom • Lactation Room • Sessions • Airport • Accessibility Information
Transportation Options
Driving Directions • Parking Services • Airport Transportation • Bus • Trains
Registration Services and Audio-Visual Services
Book Exhibit
The Scholar’s Choice • Policy Press • PM Press
Listing of Organizations Also Meeting in Philadelphia
Walking Directions to the ASA Locations
Listing of Officers and Committee Members
Officers and Board of Directors • Elected Committees • Appointed Committees • Appointed Positions • Ad Hoc Committees • Administrative Office
Listing of Sustaining Members


Annual Meeting Events

2017 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists
2018 Student Paper Competitions Winners and Outstanding Scholarship Award Winners

Free Film Screenings/Panel
Film Screening of The Pushouts • Film Screening/Panel of Voices of Baltimore
Important Meetings/Open Discussion of Proposed Resolutions
Abolishing Barriers to Access at SSSP and Accessibility Committee Informational Meeting  Graduate Student Meeting  Open Discussion of Proposed Resolutions • SSSP Business Meeting
Important Events
Presidential Address • Awards Ceremony • Awards to be Presented • Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award Fundraiser-Raffle
Receptions and Special Events
Arrival Meet & Greet Reception • Welcoming Reception  New Member Breakfast 
 Division-Sponsored Reception  Drinking and Drugs Division Reception
Optional One-Day Workshops-SOLD OUT
Community-Based Participatory Action Research • Writing and Publishing
Optional Walking Tours-SOLD OUT

Ghetto to Gayborhood Walking Tour • Raising a Glass to Prohibition Walking Tour
Future Annual Meetings

2019 Annual Meeting Program Theme

      Illuminating the Social in Social Problems