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Archives - July 2018

July 31, 2018

August issue of Social Problems is now available

The August 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

07/31/2018, 11:30 AM


July 26, 2018

Book Launch Event: Global Agenda for Social Justice

All meeting registrants are invited to the Book Launch Event for Global Agenda for Social Justice on Friday, August 10 from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  The book launch will be held at Wooden Shoe Books (704 South Street).  Refreshments will be available.

07/26/2018, 12:15 PM


July 24, 2018

Two Feature Films: The Pushouts: A Film on the Crisis in Education for Marginalized Students of Color AND Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation

The Program Committee is proud to feature two film screenings at our upcoming conference,

The Pushouts, a one-hour film to be viewed Friday, August 10, at 4:30pm, interrogates crucial questions of race, class, and power in the education system examining the work Sociologist Victor Rios conducted with a group of youths from Watts (Los Angeles) who were kicked out of school. The film attempts to create a conversation about racial inequality in education by exposing the day-to-day experiences of marginalized young people providing key insights as to how we might change this system. To view the trailer, please go to:

Voices of Baltimore: Life Under Segregation, a one-hour film to be presented Saturday, August 11, at 2:30pm, chronicles the lived experiences of African Americans who thrived academically, in spite of Jim Crow. Accordingly, it documents the lives of individuals who attended segregated schools and experienced the desegregation of schools as a result of the historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with the film participants. To view the trailer, please go to:

07/24/2018, 08:41 AM


July 19, 2018

Increased Impact Factor announced

The latest Journal Citation Reports®* have recently been released and we are delighted to reveal that the latest Impact Factor for Social Problems has risen to 2.071.

To celebrate this new Impact Factor, Oxford University Press has curated a selection of highly cited articles from recent years and made them free to read online, 

* 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018)

07/19/2018, 08:23 AM


July 17, 2018

Online Annual Meeting Registration Deadline is July 22

Online Annual Meeting registration closes at midnight (EDT) on Sunday, July 22. After this deadline, you must register in Philadelphia. Register here:

07/17/2018, 08:39 AM


July 12, 2018

Deadline for Annual Meeting Preregistration

Forms and payments must be postmarked by/faxed no later than July 15 to be eligible for the preregistration discount.  Preregistration ends on July 15.  Any forms postmarked/faxed after July 15 will be processed at the on-site rate.  Register here:

07/12/2018, 09:04 AM


July 10, 2018

Plan Your Philadelphia Trip

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Philly!  To help you decide how you would like to spend your time exploring the city, Adriana Leela Bohm, Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, put together this guide, which includes some of Philadelphia’s most well-known and a few more obscure attractions.  The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel is centrally located, making any of these suggestions easy to access as several are located within a few blocks of the SSSP conference hotel,!/.

Register here:

07/10/2018, 08:58 AM


July 06, 2018

Accessibility Guidelines

Ensuring that your presentation is accessible allows for the greatest involvement for all participants at the Annual Meeting.  Please find in this link some helpful Accessibility Guidelines that are important to incorporate into your presentation as well the Accessibility Services available to all conference registrants:

07/06/2018, 08:07 AM