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Archives - March 2018

March 29, 2018

2018 General Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2018 General Election.  Click here to view the election results:

Thank you to all of our highly-qualified candidates who accepted nominations for this important election, as well as the members who voted.  We depend upon strong member participation in all aspects of SSSP’s operations and are especially thankful for those who are able and willing to serve the Society.

03/29/2018, 08:53 AM


March 27, 2018

Make your Hotel Reservation for the Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.  Please consider securing a room in the SSSP room block at our discounted room rate of $175 single/double rate plus tax, per night.  Staying in the conference hotel will be very convenient for you.  To learn more visit:

03/27/2018, 08:15 AM


March 22, 2018

Register for the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Pre-registration ends July 15:
In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer optional One-Day Workshops: and optional Walking Tours:

03/22/2018, 11:21 AM


March 20, 2018

Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2019 General Election (deadline 6/15)

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the SSSP 2019 General Election. For more information, visit:

03/20/2018, 08:47 AM


March 15, 2018

Vote in the 2018 General Election

Today is the last day to vote in the 2018 General Election. Click here to cast your vote, if you have not already:

03/15/2018, 08:08 AM


March 13, 2018

Travel Fund Awards Deadline

The final day to apply for travel fund awards is Thursday, March 15. Learn more and submit your online application at

03/13/2018, 08:46 AM


March 08, 2018

Nominations for the Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award, Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award, and Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award (deadline 4/15)

Nominations for the Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award is for the best paper on Women and Social Justice.  For more information, visit:

Have you been positively impacted by an outstanding faculty member or community activist? Consider nominating them for the Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award. For more information, visit:

The Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding faculty member who has exercised an extensive leadership role within the SSSP and other professional societies and within the larger community.  For more information, visit:

03/08/2018, 09:38 AM


March 06, 2018

Nominations for the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award and the Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship (deadline 4/1)

The Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award is awarded to a not-for-profit organization in the city/area hosting the annual meeting. To nominate a deserving group in Philadelphia, visit:

The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an advanced sociology Ph.D. student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school. For more information, visit:

03/06/2018, 11:13 AM


March 01, 2018

SSSP Departmental Membership Opportunity

We encourage your department to become a Departmental Member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Departments who choose to do this receive the journalSocial Problems and share one vote in business matters of the Society. We hope your department will consider becoming a SSSP Departmental Member for $85 today. To join, click here:

03/01/2018, 09:46 AM