Extended Deadline: 1/31/23

The Society and Mental Health Division announces the 2023 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers should involve an empirical analysis, either qualitative or quantitative, dealing with any aspect of the sociology of mental health. To be eligible, a paper must have been written during 2022 or 2023, and it may not be published or accepted for publication. Papers that have been presented at a professional meeting, submitted for presentation at a professional conference, or are under review for publication are eligible. Papers must be student-authored. They may be single authored by the student or co-authored by more than one student, but may not be co-authored by a faculty member or other nonstudent. Papers must not exceed 28 pages including all notes, references, and tables. Please note that your paper may only be submitted to one division competition. To submit your paper for consideration, send two copies to: Alex Trillo ( Please include:

  1. a cover letter indicating that you are submitting your paper for the competition; and
  2. a letter from your advisor that certifies your graduate-student status and offers some brief comments about your work.

In addition, authors are required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers online system. The winner will be announced at the 2023 SSSP Annual Meeting and will receive a $100 cash award, a plaque of recognition, conference registration, and student membership.


Deadline: 4/1/23

The Society and Mental Health Division invites nominations for the 2023 James R. Greenley Award for distinguished contributions to the sociology of mental health. With this award, the Division seeks to recognize individuals who have distinguished careers and made a significant impact on the field through their scholarship, teaching, and community involvement. Previous award winners include Bruce Link, Thomas Scheff, Walter Gove, R. Jay Turner, Bruce Dohrenwend, William Avison, Virginia Hiday, Eric Wright, Jo Phelan, Peggy Thoits, Jane McLeod, Allan V. Horowitz, Rogelio Saenz, Verna M. Keith, and Fernando Rivera. Nominations, including a letter of nomination and a copy of the nominee’s CV, should be sent via e-mail to Alex Trillo ( by April 1, 2023. The winner of the 2023 award will be notified in May and the award will be presented at the Society and Mental Health Division’s annual Business Meeting.