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Archives - September 2017

September 28, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 C. Wright Mills Award

Nominations are now open for the 2017 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 2017 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 2017 award nominations is December 15, 2017.

09/28/2017, 11:49 AM


September 26, 2017

Resolution Letters: On Refugee and Immigrant Rights and Executive Order and In Support of the United States’ Commitment to and Participation in the Paris Climate Accord

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 Refugee and Immigrant Rights and Executive Order and Resolution: In Support of the United States’ Commitment to and Participation in the Paris Climate Accord.

09/26/2017, 11:08 AM


September 21, 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.

09/21/2017, 10:35 AM


September 19, 2017

SSSP Member Testimonials

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09/19/2017, 11:01 AM


September 14, 2017

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who made the 2017 Annual Meeting a huge success! You now have access to the full Presidential Address, as well as the slideshow of photos that were captured during our time in Montreal, We look forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia next year.

09/14/2017, 10:13 AM


September 12, 2017

Job Opportunities

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) provides a FREE career center for members and non-members to browse current jobs related to sociology.  There are several positions available at this time.  We also allow employers to POST JOBS for FREE!  To find or post your next job opportunity, visit: 

09/12/2017, 10:35 AM


September 11, 2017

Letter to President Trump and Congressional Leaders Regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

On behalf of SSSP’s Board of Directors, President Luis Fernandez and Executive Officer Héctor Delgado sent a letter to Congressional leaders and selected members of Congress urging them to find a way to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The letter contains survey data gathered from over 3,000 DACA recipients and highlights the ways in which the program has been beneficial to both its recipients and the country as a whole. A copy of the letter was sent to President Donald J. Trump. Click here to read the full letter to Congressional leaders. Click here to read the full letter to President Trump. 

09/11/2017, 10:24 AM


September 07, 2017

Upcoming Conferences and Calls for Submissions/Posting Opportunities

Several upcoming conferences and calls for submissions have deadlines ending soon. Don’t miss out! Check out our Calls for Submissions and Conferences page to learn more about upcoming opportunities.

Interested in submitting an announcement? There is no charge to place an announcement on our website. If you wish to have a call for papers, book chapter, article submission, or a conference announcement posted, please send an email to (Microsoft Word files and PDFs preferred). Please include a URL for more information, if available.

Announcements for call for papers, book chapters, or articles will be posted until the submission deadline. Conference announcements will be posted until the date of the conference has passed. Ongoing calls are also available.

09/07/2017, 09:42 AM