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Archives - December 2019

December 31, 2019

The Benefits of SSSP Membership

There are many benefits that come with a SSSP membership. 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, our highly regarded journal, Social Problems, and other important SSSP publications, 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 or renewing your membership today!

12/31/2019, 01:37 AM


December 19, 2019

Your Donation is Tax Deductible

Did you know that SSSP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization? We accept tax deductible contributions to support our general operation and for specific purposes. Your donation of any amount will help sustain the Society, show your appreciation for your past or current involvement with the SSSP, and support further sociologists and the discipline. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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12/19/2019, 10:11 AM


December 17, 2019

Give the Gift of SSSP

This time of year, many people are gift shopping for family and friends. Ever thought of gifting a membership to SSSP for someone? If you would like to pay the membership dues for someone else, such as a student, please contact for assistance.

12/17/2019, 09:48 AM


December 12, 2019

2019 C. Wright Mills Award Nomination Deadline is Approaching Fast – 12/15/19

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award is December 15, 2019. 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 2019 copyright date. Exceptions may be made for a book bearing a 2018 copyright, but that was not released until 2019 for the first time.

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12/12/2019, 02:52 PM


December 10, 2019

Human Rights Day

The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition has organized soundbites from interviews into six short thematic videos about, the connections between science and human rights, how to get involved in this sort of work, the importance of scientists and human rights advocates working together, protecting the rights of scientists, and addressing urgent needs. The videos have now been published as a playlist on AAAS’s YouTube channel. Here is the link: We hope you enjoy watching them.

12/10/2019, 01:43 PM


December 05, 2019

Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting is now open!

It’s not too early to begin planning your participation in the 2020 Annual Meeting. Registration is now open! Follow this link to register online:

12/05/2019, 01:29 PM


December 03, 2019

End of the Year Reminders

As 2019 is coming to a close, SSSP would like to take a moment to remind you of a few important announcements. If you have not already done so, don’t forget to take this opportunity to renew your membership for 2020; nominate a book for the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award; review the 2019 membership survey results; consider applying for the Social Problems editorship; preview the ballot for the upcoming 2020 General Election; and apply for one of the SSSP Division’s Student Paper Competitions, Outstanding Scholarship Awards, or the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. It’s not too late to submit a paper for the 2020 Annual Meeting; register for the annual meeting; or make a hotel reservation.

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12/03/2019, 02:25 PM


December 02, 2019

Strengthen this important organization as we work toward social justice

SSSP membership provides access to member only areas on the Society’s website providing up-to-date information on current eventscall for submissions and conferencesawards, fellowship, and scholarship, public policy development, and divisional newsletters. The Society regularly participates in calls to action on various social justice issues. Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member or renewing your membership today!

12/02/2019, 08:56 AM