2019 Annual Meeting 

2019 Final Program

2019 Annual Meeting Program Cover

Illuminating the SOCIAL in Social Problems

The Society for the Study of Social Problems
69th Annual Meeting
August 9-11, 2019
Roosevelt Hotel
New York City, NY

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

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Searchable Features

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, Present, and Future Service
Presidents of SSSP, 1952-2021 • Editors of Social Problems, 1953-2021

Annual Meeting Program Theme

Annual Meeting Sponsors

Annual Meeting Schedule
Turnover Schedule • Acknowledgment • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access  Stay Connected!

Welcome to New York
How to Navigate the City • Things to do in New York

Welcome to the Big Apple - The Student Edition
Intro to New York • Things to do in the City

NYC & Company Delegate Discount Pass

SSSP Anti-Harassment Policy
Statement and Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment  Domestic Violence Resources  Mental Health Resources

Hotel Services
Dining Options  Shopping  New York Area Attractions  Childcare

Accessibility and Social Justice
Hotel • Air Quality - Smoking - Service Animals • Area of Rescue Assistance • Comfort Zone • All-Gender Restroom • Lactation Room • Sessions • Airports • Accessibility Information

Transportation Options
International Travelers to the United States  Driving Directions • Parking Services • Amtrak • Subway Station • Airport Transportation • Uber/Lyft Transportation Services

Registration Services and Audio-Visual Services
Registration Hours • Book Exhibit Hours • Coffee and Hot Tea Hours • Audio-Visual Equipment in Meeting Rooms • Internet Access

Book Exhibit Information
The Scholar’s Choice • Bristol University Press/Policy Press • PM Press

Meeting Mentor Program

Running Group Opportunity in New York City

Listing of Organizations Also Meeting in New York City

Walking and Bus 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

2018 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists

2019 Student Paper Competition Winners and Outstanding Scholarship Award Winners

Free Film Screenings

America; I Too • Voices of the Lumbee

Important Meetings/Open Discussion of Proposed Resolutions
Graduate Student Meeting/Workshop/Happy Hour  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 • Transnational Initiatives Committee Reception • New Member Breakfast  Division-Sponsored Reception  Drinking and Drugs Division Reception

Optional One-Day Workshops

Community-Based Participatory Action Research • Institutional Ethnography

Optional Walking Tours

African Burial Ground National Monument Walking Tour • Grand Central Terminal: Transportation, Architecture, and Preservation Walking Tour

Future Annual Meetings

2020 Annual Meeting Program Theme

Bringing the Hope Back In: Sociological Imagination and Dreaming Transformation