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Archives - March 2019

March 29, 2019

2019 General Election Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019 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.

03/29/2019, 09:07 AM


March 28, 2019

Revised and Expanded Anti-Harassment Policy

In August, the SSSP Board of Directors charged our ad-hoc Anti-Harassment committee with the task of expanding and revising our anti-harassment policy. We are pleased to share that a new policy has been submitted to and approved by the Board. A few particular details regarding individuals external to SSSP who will be involved in responding to reports still need to be ironed out, but we felt it important to make everyone aware of the policy as soon as possible. We will provide additional information as it becomes available. We trust that our membership shares our commitment to a harassment-free climate and culture and will work together to uphold those values in the enforcement of this policy. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

SSSP Revised and Expanded Anti-Harassment Policy:

03/28/2019, 08:47 AM


March 26, 2019

Register for the 2019 Annual Meeting

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:

03/26/2019, 09:06 AM


March 21, 2019

Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2020 General Election (deadline 6/15)

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the SSSP 2020 General Election, Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of these offices by completing the online nomination form,

03/21/2019, 11:47 AM


March 19, 2019

Make your Hotel Reservation for the Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel. Our single/double rate of $229 plus tax, per night includes complimentary internet in your guest room. Please request the SSSP group room rate when booking a room to ensure the correct discount is given (based on availability). Reservations made after July 16th or after the room block is filled are subject to availability and rate increase. Staying in the conference hotel assures close access to all conference activities. To learn more visit:

03/19/2019, 09:05 AM


March 15, 2019

Vote in the 2019 General Election

Today is the last day to vote in the 2019 General Election. We are excited to have a slate of highly qualified candidates willing to serve the SSSP. Candidates have provided an online resume form highlighting their professional work and a candidate statement. Please take time to review the slate of candidates and cast your vote in this important election! Remember, every vote counts. Click here to cast your vote, if you haven’t already:

03/15/2019, 10:07 AM


March 14, 2019

Travel Fund Awards Deadline

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

03/14/2019, 09:13 AM


March 12, 2019

Call for Chapter Proposals for the Agenda for Social Justice Project 2020

SSSP and the Justice 21 Committee are now beginning to work on the sixth iteration of the publication-- Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2020.  This project affirms the commitment of the SSSP to social justice scholarship, and enables members of the SSSP to communicate publicly on significant social issues in the United States.

As the Justice 21 Committee of the SSSP, we invite members to prepare draft statements for proposed contributions to the 2020 publication.  For more info on Justice 21, see Robert Perrucci’s presidential address “Inventing Social Justice” in the May 2001 issue of Social Problems  To see electronic copies of previous volumes see:

03/12/2019, 09:30 AM


March 07, 2019

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

The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an advanced sociology Ph.D. student who began their study in a community college or technical school. To learn more visit:

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 New York City visit:

03/07/2019, 09:17 AM


March 05, 2019

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 journal Social Problems and share one vote in business matters of the Society. We hope your department will consider becoming a SSSP Departmental Member for $94 today. To join, click here:

03/05/2019, 09:13 AM