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Archives - October 2017

October 31, 2017

Job Opportunities

SSSP provides complimentary job postings and there are several opportunities currently listed.  If you are on the market or a potential employer, visit our Job Opportunities webpage for more information,

10/31/2017, 09:18 AM


October 26, 2017

Benefits of Membership

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 or renewing your membership today!

10/26/2017, 08:27 AM


October 25, 2017

Call for Nominations-2019 General Election

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2019 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.  To learn more visit:

10/25/2017, 10:12 AM


October 20, 2017

Letter to Dr. M. Brian Blake, Provost, Drexel University regarding the suspension of Professor George Ciccariello-Maher

On behalf of SSSP’s Board of Directors, President Luis Fernandez, Vice-President David Embrick, and Executive Officer Héctor Delgado sent a personalized letter to Dr. M. Brian Blake, Provost, Drexel University, regarding the suspension of Professor George Ciccariello-Maher on October 9, 2017, and the recent attempts by some individuals and groups to suppress the free expression of ideas by faculty whom they oppose on ideological grounds. Additional letters were sent to Dr. Donna Murasko, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher. To read the full letter sent to Provost Blake, please click here.   

10/20/2017, 11:32 AM


October 19, 2017

November issue of Social Problems is now available

The November issue of Social Problems is now available on the SSSP website for all members. Please visit our website at or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members are required to login using your e-mail and password. If you have forgotten your password, you may enter your e-mail address below the log-in area and your password will be e-mailed to you. If you have recently changed your e-mail address, you will need to log in using the address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail Marisa Stone, Administrative Assistant, at

10/19/2017, 11:07 AM


October 17, 2017

Agenda for Social Justice: Global Solutions 2018

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and the Justice 21 Committee are now beginning work on their fifth publication--Agenda for Social Justice: Global Solutions. This publication is designed to inform the public-at-large about the world’s most pressing social problems and to propose public policy responses to those problems.

The Justice 21 Committee enthusiastically welcomes the collaboration of individual SSSP members and SSSP Divisions. Please consider preparing a chapter for the 2018 publication.  For more information please follow this link: 

10/17/2017, 08:12 AM


October 12, 2017

Resolution Letter: On Free Speech and Academic Freedom

Each year, the SSSP membership proposes resolutions to publicly declare their sentiments on social justice issues, thereby creating a channel for greater visibility and more direct influence upon a variety of “publics,” i.e., fellow activists, scholars, students, decision-makers, social action groups, voters, and others. If the resolution requires letters to be sent, the Administrative Office distributes these to appropriate individuals or agencies.

Click here to see short descriptions of the actions SSSP took and letters sent following the passage of Resolution: On Free Speech and Academic Freedom.

10/12/2017, 11:44 AM


October 10, 2017

The Call for Papers for the SSSP 2018 Annual Meeting is now live!

The Call for Papers for the 2018 Annual Meeting is now live! View the Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards announcement and submit a paper or nominate a book, article, or scholar!

10/10/2017, 04:41 PM


October 05, 2017

Renew your SSSP Membership

Renew your membership today!  Current membership guarantees access to all of SSSP’s publications, latest news, and professional networking with other scholar-activists.  Click here to renew today!

Membership Renewal:

10/05/2017, 11:41 AM


October 03, 2017

Nominations for the 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 (deadline 4/15/18). To learn more visit:

10/03/2017, 11:21 AM