Heather Dalmage

The Society for the
Study of Social Problems

Virtual Annual Meeting
August 7, 2020
12:00PM - 5:00PM (EDT)


A message from SSSP Executive Officer Dr. Héctor L. Delgado               


Click here to access the full program, including ZOOM information on how to register and participate in each meeting.

Virtual Annual Meeting Details

The SSSP ½-day virtual annual meeting is this Friday, August 7 from 12:00pm–5:00pm (EDT). 

This program is offered as a complimentary benefit to current 2020 members. If you have not renewed your membership or joined SSSP, please consider doing so today.

The virtual annual meeting will be closed-captioned and Zoom will be used as the virtual platform. Zoom follows the latest accessibility standards to ensure that their product is fully accessible to the latest screen readers. If you have any accessibility concerns or questions, please contact Assistant to the Administrative Officer, Kelsey Whitaker, at SSSP will record the virtual annual meeting. The SSSP Virtual Permissions Policy can be found here, and the SSSP Anti-Discrimination and Harassment Statement and Policy can be found here.

During the SSSP Business Meeting, comments in support of or in opposition to the resolutions will only be accepted in a written format using the Q/A feature within the Zoom webinar. Zoom comments and questions are limited to 1,024 characters and will be recorded. In addition, the discussion for the resolutions must be kept to thirty-minutes per the SSSP By-Laws.

SSSP Business Meeting


Presidential Address


Awards Recognition


Plenary Pandemic Focused Session   



Virtual Book Exhibit

The Scholar's Choice

The Scholar’s Choice has a long and successful history of managing academic book exhibits, and we welcome them to our virtual ½-day annual meeting.  They are pleased to present discounted books from 14 of their publishers.  Please click here and scroll to the end for an order form.

Bristol University Press, and it's imprint Policy Press

In place of being able to be at the SSSP conference this year, Bristol University Press, and its imprint Policy Press, has created a virtual space so that they can connect with everyone they would have met there. All of their Sociology books are available with a 50% discount between August 7-12.

Use code ASOC20 at the check-out at the link below.

Visit their virtual SSSP book stand:

Published in association with the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Agenda for Social Justice 2020 and Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19 are now available to order.

Book an appointment with the Commissioning Editors Victoria Pittman and Shannon Kneis to talk about publishing projects by getting in touch at or

Virtual Annual Meeting Sponsors




Annual Meeting in San Francisco was Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 SSSP Annual Meeting in San Francisco has been cancelled. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our members. We appreciate the feedback and support that we have received from several members and our Board of Directors.

We sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication of our Program Committee, under the leadership of Co-chairs Tsedale M. Melaku and Barbara Katz Rothman; our Division Chairs; our session organizers; and the Administrative Office staff. They have worked tirelessly to plan the program schedule. Meanwhile, the Board has been meeting regularly via Zoom during this difficult period to ensure the safety of our members.

Read the full letter from the SSSP President and Executive Officer.