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Archives - May 2017

May 30, 2017

Call for Resolutions Deadline is Fast Approaching – June 1

Urgent Reminder: June 1 is the deadline for the Call for Resolutions.  For more detailed information on the resolutions process, visit:

05/30/2017, 11:35 AM


May 25, 2017

Reminder: All Program Participants Must Register by June 1

June 1 is the deadline for Program Participants to register for the SSSP Annual Meeting!  Register here:

05/25/2017, 12:38 PM


May 23, 2017

Sign-up for the 2017 Meeting Mentor Program, Deadline June 30

The Meeting Mentor Program is designed to facilitate interaction between new members or graduate students and meeting veterans at the Annual Meeting.  Mentors provide valuable knowledge about the SSSP and Annual Meeting activities as well as insight into their own experiences as scholar activists.  To apply as either a mentee or mentor, visit:

05/23/2017, 12:21 PM


May 22, 2017

Traveling Tips to Canada

Have you made sure your passport is current and obtained the other documents that may be required to enter Canada for the Annual Meeting?  Details of what’s expected can be found on our website at


05/22/2017, 09:41 AM


May 19, 2017

Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2018 General Election

Nominations remain open for candidates to run in the SSSP 2018 General Election (deadline 6/15).  For more information, visit: Candidate_Nominations/.

05/19/2017, 11:05 AM


May 16, 2017

The Preliminary Program is Now Available!

The preliminary program for the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems is now available.  Please visit to review the program, make your travel arrangements, and register for the conference.  We hope you will be able to join us from August 11-13 at the Montreal Bonaventure Hotel in Montreal, Quebec Canada.  President Donileen R. Loseke and her Program Committee have worked diligently to organize workshops and collaborative sessions under this year’s program theme: Narratives in the World of Social Problems: Power, Resistance, Transformation.  The power and workings of social problems narratives will be the focus of our conversations at the 2017 meetings.

05/16/2017, 10:38 AM


May 12, 2017

2016 C. Wright Mills Finalists

The 2016 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists have been selected.

The committee reviewed 95 nominated books to select the five finalists.  The committee will select the winner prior to the Annual Meeting and announce the winner at the Awards Ceremony in Montreal, Quebec Canada.  All finalists’ books will be recognized in the 2017 Annual Meeting program and at the ceremony.

To an outstanding degree, each of the finalists met the criteria for the award:

  • Critically addresses an issue of contemporary public importance,
  • Brings to the topic a fresh, imaginative perspective,
  • Advances social scientific understanding of the topic,
  • Displays a theoretically informed view and empirical orientation,
  • Evinces quality in style of writing,
  • Explicitly or implicitly contains implications for courses of action

To view the list of finalists, visit:  

05/12/2017, 01:21 PM


May 11, 2017

Call for Resolutions Deadline – June 1, 2017

Members who wish to propose resolutions for consideration of the SSSP, should submit them to the SSSP Vice-President at by June 1, 2017.


Resolutions submitted should contain a concise position statement concerning a social problem of urgent concern.  In most cases, the resolution should include some sort of call for viable action on the part of the SSSP.  This typically has involved a letter from the Board directed to some public entity expressing concern, support, or protest.  Feel free, however, to propose other forms of appropriate action.  Also, the appropriate contact information must be submitted along with the resolution. If the resolution is in support of or in opposition to a piece of legislation, a copy of the legislation or a place where members can access it must be provided.  Please click on the following link for examples, including the format we would like you to use:

05/11/2017, 10:50 AM


May 04, 2017

The Benefits of SSSP Membership

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. Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member today!

05/04/2017, 11:59 AM


May 02, 2017

May issue of Social Problems is now available

The May 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

05/02/2017, 11:58 AM