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April 26, 2016

Membership has its benefits!

Membership has its benefits! Perhaps no other professional organization is as committed to tackling contemporary social problems and redefining historical social facts as the SSSP. Our community of activist scholars places a priority on supporting not only emerging scholarship, but on supporting graduate students and junior scholars. For many respected senior scholars, SSSP was the first organization that actively supported their work by inviting them into a dynamic community of individuals dedicated to activist scholarship. Membership provides access to this welcoming community of individuals who do rigorous, groundbreaking social research. Through our annual meetings and our highly regarded journal, Social Problems, SSSP has shared new knowledge and developed myriad working partnerships and professional friendships for over 60 years. Please consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member today!

04/26/2016, 02:48 PM


April 20, 2016

Seattle Workshop and Tours–Get Your Tickets While They Last!

In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events of the 2016 Annual Meeting, we are pleased to offer an optional workshop and tours for our attendees.

Optional Workshop

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Institutional Ethnography (limit 50)

Monday, August 22, 7:30am–6:00pm

Location: Westin Seattle Hotel

Registration Fee: $110 for employed registrants or $75 for unemployed/activist/student registrants

For description of the workshop, visit

Optional Tours

SSSP is pleased to offer two tours. One tour is co-sponsored with the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Walking Tour

Friday, August 19, 10:00am–12:00pm

Ticket Fee: $10 (limit 12)

Transportation: Public transit (includes bus fare)


Seattle Labor History Tour (co-sponsored with ASA)

Sunday, August 21, 9:00pm–1:00pm

Ticket Fee: $40 (limit 10)

Transportation: Chartered Motorcoach (loading at The Westin [Westlake Drive by the Valet Entrance]: 9:00am, unloading at The Westin: 1:00pm)

For descriptions of each tour, visit

If you are considering attending the workshop or taking a tour(s), buy your ticket(s) today while registering for the Annual Meeting!  To register, click here:

04/20/2016, 01:45 PM


April 19, 2016

Support SSSP and Keep it Vital: Recruit a New Member Today!

In the wake of recent national protests, acts of civil disobedience, government and police scrutiny, and ongoing challenges to racism, sexism, and heterosexism (just to name a few), the community-at-large is searching for a place to make sense of the chaos and make change in the world.

As an interdisciplinary community of over 2,000 scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students, we concern ourselves with these and other vital social problems. SSSP is committed to social justice and implore you to RECRUIT a new member TODAY.

04/19/2016, 02:38 PM


April 18, 2016

Call for Nominations - ­2017 General Election

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2017 General Election.  We will be electing a President-Elect, a Vice-President Elect, regular and student members of the Board of Directors, members of the Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee, Committee on Committees, Editorial and Publications Committee, and the Membership and Outreach Committee.  Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of these offices by completing the online nomination form.

Nominations should include a brief description of the nominee’s SSSP involvement and other relevant experiences.  The Nominations Committee will meet at the Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA.  All nominations should be submitted prior to Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  The Board of Directors will approve the slate of candidates for the 2017 General Election on August 21, 2016.  If you have any questions, please contact Bhoomi K. Thakore, Chairperson, Council of the Divisions.

Note: If a SSSP member is interested in serving on an appointed committee, the member may select the appropriate committee when renewing membership.  The Administrative Office will give your name to the Committee on Committees for consideration.

Online Nomination Form:

E-mail Address for Bhoomi K. Thakore:


04/18/2016, 01:12 PM


April 12, 2016

Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting is now open!

Registration for the 2016 Annual Meeting is now open! Register online until midnight (EDT) on July 15th.

Follow this link to access the online registration form:

04/12/2016, 01:07 PM


April 07, 2016

Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award

The Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award annually recognizes an outstanding faculty member who has exercised an extensive leadership role within the SSSP and other professional societies and within the larger community with a stipend of $500. For more information, visit:…/Doris_Wilkinson_Faculty_Leadership_…/. Online nominations must be submitted no later than April 15, 2016. Click on the following link for a nomination form,

04/07/2016, 05:02 PM

Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award

The Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award for the best paper on Women and Social Justice was established in 2016 and annually awards a stipend of $500.  Arlene was the first female editor of Social Problems (1975-1978) and became the Society’s President in 1986.  Just as Arlene sought to support other women sociologists across the discipline and professional associations through mentoring, preparing references, and editing papers, this award seeks to support research into contemporary issues of women’s justice locally, nationally, and globally.


For more information, visit:    The process is relatively simple.  Online nominations must be submitted no later than April 15, 2016.


Click on the following link for a nomination form,

04/07/2016, 04:57 PM


April 05, 2016

Joseph B. Gittler Award

The Joseph B. Gittler Award is made in recognition of the significant scholarly achievements that a SSSP member has made in contributing to the ethical resolution of social problems. For more information, visit: The process is relatively simple. Online nominations must be submitted no later than April 15, 2016.

Click on the following link for a nomination form,

04/05/2016, 04:45 PM

Lee Founders Award

The Lee Founders Award is made in recognition of significant achievements in a career that demonstrates a lifetime commitment to the ideals of the founders of the Society and especially to the humanist tradition of Alfred McClung Lee and Elizabeth Briant Lee. For more information, visit: The process is relatively simple. Just click on the previous link and see what longtime SSSP member YOU admire is missing from the list of past winners and take a few minutes to get their nomination underway. Online nominations must be submitted no later than April 15, 2016.

Click on the following link for a nomination form,

04/05/2016, 04:44 PM

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