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December 20, 2017

Give to SSSP

Did you know that SSSP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization? We accept tax deductible contributions for the SSSP General Fund, Accessibility Services, and all of the SSSP Awards, Fellowship, and Scholarship.  If you have questions, please do not hot hesitate to contact us.

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12/20/2017, 08:01 AM


December 19, 2017

SSSP and AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition

As a social justice organization, the Society for the Study of Social Problems is committed to human rights and the role that science and scientists can play to ensure the human rights of people globally and in particular the earth's most vulnerable populations. As part of this commitment, the SSSP became a member of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, a network of scientific, engineering and health membership organizations that recognize the role of science and scientists in the promotion and protection of human rights. The coalition is devoted to facilitating communication and partnerships on human rights within and across scientific communities, and between these and human rights communities; improving human rights practitioners’ access to scientific and technological information and knowledge; and engaging scientists, engineers and health professionals in human rights issues, particularly those issues that involve scientists and engineers and the conduct of science. The Coalition’s work is grounded in the principles and laws set forth in the International Bill of Human Rights and all other relevant international human rights treaties and norms.

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12/19/2017, 11:00 AM

Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting is now open!

Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting is now open! Register online until midnight (EDT) on July 22.  Follow this link to access the online registration form:

12/19/2017, 09:34 AM


December 14, 2017

SSSP Member News

Do you want to share a recent accomplishment? Click here to see what other members are doing or to submit your own news to be posted on the SSSP website.

12/14/2017, 11:59 AM


December 12, 2017

2018 Annual Meeting Hotel Reservation Information

Our single/double room rate of $187 per night plus tax includes complimentary internet. To make a reservation, click here:
You may also call
 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the group rate for “2018 SSSP Annual Meeting.” The cut-off date for the SSSP group rate is July 23, 2018. Please make your reservations by this date in order to guarantee the group rate. Reservations made after July 23rd or after the room block is filled are subject to availability or increased rates. For more information, visit:

12/12/2017, 09:49 AM


December 07, 2017

2017 C. Wright Mills Award

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 C. Wright Mills Award is December 15, 2017. 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 2017 copyright date. For more information, visit:

12/07/2017, 10:08 AM


December 05, 2017

End of the Year Reminders

SSSP has several announcements and reminders to bring to your attention. Take this opportunity to nominate a book for the C. Wright Mills Award; review the ballot for the 2018 General Election; renew your membership for 2018, if you have not already; and apply for one of the SSSP Division’s Student Paper Competitions, Outstanding Scholarship Awards, or the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. Remember to submit a paper for the 2018 Annual Meeting and enjoy Social Problems via social media. For more information, visit:

12/05/2017, 10:41 AM