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Archives - May 2018

May 31, 2018

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:

05/31/2018, 10:08 AM


May 29, 2018

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:

05/29/2018, 10:02 AM


May 24, 2018

Sign-up for the 2018 Meeting Mentor Program - Deadline June 30

The SSSP 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 serve as a mentor or to be matched with a mentee, visit:

05/24/2018, 09:14 AM


May 22, 2018

Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2019 General Election

Nominations remain open for candidates to run in the SSSP 2019 General Election (deadline 6/15).  For more information, visit:

05/22/2018, 09:32 AM


May 17, 2018

May issue of Social Problems is now available

The May issue of Social Problems is now available on the SSSP website for all members 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

05/17/2018, 10:38 AM


May 15, 2018

The Preliminary Program is Now Available!

The preliminary program for the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems is now available. Please visit to review the program, register for the conference, and make your travel arrangements. We look forward to seeing you August 10-12 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  President Luis A. Fernandez and his Program Committee have worked diligently to organize workshops and collaborative sessions under this year’s program theme: Abolitionist Approaches to Social Problems. It is their sincere hope that you will join them in Philadelphia, a city steeped in an abolitionist tradition, to discuss the possibilities of developing and implementing strategies to eradicate all forms of subjugation in the world.

05/15/2018, 11:20 AM


May 10, 2018

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 a myriad of working partnerships and professional friendships for over 60 years. Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member today!

05/10/2018, 09:47 AM


May 09, 2018

Call for Resolutions Deadline – June 1, 2018

Members who wish to propose resolutions for consideration of the SSSP, should submit them to the SSSP Vice-President at by June 1, 2018.

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:

05/09/2018, 09:41 AM


May 04, 2018

Social Problems Editorial Office Moved to the University of Cincinnati

The editorial office of Social Problems moved to the University of Cincinnati on May 1, 2018.  As of this date, all new submissions and all revised submissions will be the responsibility of Dr. Annulla Linders and Dr. Earl Wright II and their editorial team.

Manuscripts will still be submitted via Manuscript Central:

Please join us in thanking Dr. Pamela Anne Quiroz for her leadership and dedication during the past four years as Editor of Social, and welcoming Dr. Linders and Dr. Wright,

05/04/2018, 08:47 AM


May 03, 2018

2017 C. Wright Mills Finalists

The 2017 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists have been selected.

The committee reviewed 102 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 Philadelphia, PA.  All finalists’ books will be recognized in the 2018 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:

05/03/2018, 09:24 AM


May 01, 2018

Add Another Division

For only $10 each, members may add additional divisions. Divisional business meetings are scheduled during the 2018 SSSP Annual Meeting as well as an enjoyable Division-Sponsored Reception. For a list and explanations of the 22 SSSP Divisions, visit To add a division, login at The “Purchase a Division” link is under the “Basic Membership Information” section.

05/01/2018, 09:55 AM