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September 30, 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 C. Wright Mills Award

Nominations are now open for the 2016 C. Wright Mills Award.  Members of the Society are encouraged to submit letters of nomination for this prestigious annual award.  Self nominations are acceptable.  Edited volumes, textbooks, fiction and self-published works are not eligible.  Eligible books must be first edition (not a reprint or later edition) and bear a 2016 copyright.  The C. Wright Mills Award, established in 1964, is made annually and carries with it a stipend of $1,000 for the author(s) of the winning book.  The deadline for the 2016 award nominations is December 15, 2016.

09/30/2016, 12:45 PM


September 14, 2016

Letter to the University of Massachusetts Regarding Labor Center

On behalf of SSSP’s Board of Directors and the Labor Studies Division, President Donileen R. Loseke and Executive Officer Héctor Delgado sent a letter to the Provost of the University of Massachusetts urging the university to restore funds to the Labor Center that have been cut in recent years, including funds for graduate students and part-time faculty. The letter emphasizes how students from working- and middle-class families will be denied the opportunity to do graduate work in labor studies at UMass if these funds are not restored, contrary to the university’s mission to provide access to all students, regardless of their financial means. Click here to read the full letter. For more information please visit SavetheLaborCenter or Facebook. Want to get more involved? Consider signing the petition available at To read the letter and learn how to get more involved please visit

09/14/2016, 10:00 AM


September 01, 2016

Call for the Next Social Problems Editor

SSSP is searching for the next Editor of Social Problems, the Society’s flagship journal.  Three year term begins in 2018.  Application deadline: January 15, 2017.  For more information visit

09/01/2016, 11:59 AM