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Archives - May 2019

May 30, 2019

Urgent Reminder: Call for Resolutions Deadline is Approaching Fast–June 1

Members who wish to propose resolutions for consideration of the SSSP, should submit them to the SSSP Vice-President William D. Cabin at by June 1, 2019.  For detailed information on the resolutions process, visit:

05/30/2019, 08:00 AM


May 28, 2019

Reminder: All Program Participants Must Register by June 1

The deadline for all program participants to register for our upcoming annual meeting is June 1.  Register here:

05/28/2019, 08:00 AM


May 23, 2019

Sign-up for the 2019 Meeting Mentor Program, Deadline June 30

Call for Mentors/Mentees! The 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:

05/23/2019, 09:33 AM


May 21, 2019

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

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

05/21/2019, 11:15 AM


May 16, 2019

Job Opportunities

SSSP provides a free career center for members and non-members to browse current jobs related to sociology. We also allow employers to POST JOBS for FREE! To find or post your next job opportunity, visit:

05/16/2019, 10:44 AM


May 15, 2019

The Preliminary Program is Now Available!

The preliminary program for the 69th 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 9-11 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, NY. President Nancy J. Mezey and her Program Committee have worked diligently to organize workshops and collaborative sessions under this year’s program theme: Illuminating the SOCIAL in Social Problems.  It is their sincere hope that you will join them, to draw deeply and widely on sociological teachings to illuminate the social in all aspects of social problems.

05/15/2019, 11:36 AM


May 14, 2019

The Benefits of SSSP Membership

SSSP 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 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!

05/14/2019, 11:49 AM


May 09, 2019

2018 C. Wright Mills Finalists

The 2018 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists have been selected.

The committee reviewed 79 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 New York City, NY.  All finalists’ books will be recognized in the 2019 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:

05/09/2019, 08:55 AM


May 07, 2019

Call for Resolutions Deadline – June 1, 2019

Members who wish to propose resolutions for consideration of the SSSP, should submit them to the SSSP Vice-President William D. Cabin at by June 1, 2019.

All proposed resolutions, with the exception of those expressing thanks, should contain a concise position statement concerning a social problem of urgent concern and the appropriate evidence and citations to support the position taken in the resolution.  In most cases, the proposed 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.  If the proposed 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:

05/07/2019, 07:37 AM


May 02, 2019

May issue of Social Problems is now available

The May 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 their e-mail address 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 e-mail address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail Kelsey Arnold, Assistant to the Administrative Officer, at

05/02/2019, 10:52 AM