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Archives - August 2019

August 29, 2019

Congratulations to the Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship winners!

The winners were recognized at the 2019 Annual Meeting for their active pursuit in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems.
You can find these exceptional scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students highlighted on our webpage:
To learn more about SSSP’s awards/fellowships/scholarships including nomination information, visit:

08/29/2019, 10:37 AM


August 27, 2019

Congratulations to the 2019 Student Paper Competition Winners!

Congratulations to all of the Student Paper Competition Winners for receiving a division award at the 2019 Annual Meeting!

The selection of each student paper for the award signifies exceptional writing and scholarship, as well as tremendous potential for a successful career.

To read the abstracts for the 2019 Student Paper Competition winners and honorable mentions, visit:

Additional information regarding eligibility for next year’s student paper awards will be available on the SSSP website this fall.

08/27/2019, 05:01 PM


August 22, 2019

Congratulations to the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Fundraiser Raffle Winner Reema Sen!

Reema Sen won a two-night stay at the Roosevelt Hotel. Through the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Fund, the raffle proceeds benefit an organization doing social justice work in the city hosting that year's Annual Meeting.

This year’s funding went to Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

08/22/2019, 09:31 AM


August 21, 2019

Annual Meeting Thank You

We want to convey our extreme gratitude to all who helped make the 69th Annual Meeting a huge success! 

Compelling papers and sessions, strong mentor and mentee encounters, and captivating conversations are only a few of the things we remember with fondness from our time in New York City. 

There would be no annual meeting without all of you.

08/21/2019, 09:02 AM


August 11, 2019

Optional One-Day Workshops!!

Don't miss out on the optional one-day workshops held tomorrow, at the Roosevelt Hotel! 

Monday, August 12

9:00am - Vanderbilt Suite, 2nd Floor Conference Level
The Community-Based Participatory Action Research Workshop

9:30am - Hudson Suite, Mezzanine Level
The Institutional Ethnography Workshop

*If you have registered in advance, you should have received your ticket along with your name badge.

08/11/2019, 10:00 AM


August 10, 2019

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson

Learn about the work of Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson, the New York City area winner of the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award by attending session #104!

Representatives from Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson will discuss the organization’s mission and crucial work, as well as its strong roots in, and current ties to, the field of sociology. 

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is a grassroots community organization that brings together people in the Hudson Valley region to fight the issues affecting their communities, and challenge the systems of power that are at the root of these problems.

Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is committed to building working class power in order to strengthen social movements, end oppression, and realize a world that puts people before profit. In recent years, the organization has led grassroots campaigns around issues of foreclosures and evictions, energy insecurity, and immigrant rights.

The session will be held in the East End Suite from 2:30pm-4:10pm.

08/10/2019, 12:00 PM

Annual Meeting Special Events

Be sure to join us today, August 10, for the SSSP Business Meeting, Presidential Address, Awards Ceremony, and Division-Sponsored Reception!

Attend the Business Meeting for an update on the status and future of SSSP. 

Summary reports on the Society and its key activities this year

Presidential Plenary featuring the formal address of President Nancy J. Mezey

SSSP Awards Ceremony, conferring the 2019 major SSSP awards

Division-Sponsored Reception

All registrants are invited to attend these events

08/10/2019, 08:00 AM


August 09, 2019

Annual Meeting Receptions & Special Events!

The 69th SSSP Annual Meeting features several receptions and special events open to SSSP registrants. Check them out below!

- Arrival Meet & Greet Reception

- Welcoming Reception

- Graduate Student Meeting/Workshop/Happy Hour

- Transnational Initiatives Committee Reception

- New Member Breakfast

- Presidential Address of Dr. Nancy J. Mezey

- Awards Ceremony

- Division-Sponsored Reception

- Drinking and Drugs Division Reception

Click the link below to view descriptions of these events and more!

08/09/2019, 12:00 PM

Presidential Perspectives on Current Social Problems

Our Critical Dialogue session, Presidential Perspectives on Current Social Problems, will feature the presidents of several scholarly organizations as they illuminate and discuss major current social problems:

-Erica Chito Childs, Vice-President of the Eastern Sociological Society, 2018-2019

-Sari Hanafi, President of the International Sociological Association, 2018-2022

-Marcus Anthony Hunter, President of the Association of Black Sociologists, 2017-2019

-Nancy J. Mezey, President of the Society for the Study of Social Problems,2018-2019

-Mary Romero, President of the American Sociological Association, 2018-2019

-Adia Harvey Wingfield, Past-President of Sociologists for Women in Society, 2018

You don’t want to miss this important session on Friday, August 9 from 10:30am-12:10pm in the Promenade Suite, Mezzanine Level.

08/09/2019, 08:00 AM


August 08, 2019

Welcome to the SSSP's 69th Annual Meeting!

We look forward to welcoming you to the 69th Annual Meeting at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City!

Registration and the Book Exhibit open today at 2:00pm in the Grand Ballroom Hallway on the Mezzanine Level.

*Registration closes at 6:00pm

Click the link below to view our registration services, including coffee and hot tea hours. The Arrival Meet & Greet Reception is from 6:30pm-7:30pm in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, Mezzanine Level.

08/08/2019, 08:00 AM


August 07, 2019

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08/07/2019, 09:49 AM


August 06, 2019

Final Program Reminder

The 69th SSSP Annual Meeting is almost here!

Before departing for New York City, take a look at the final program to plan your daily schedule.

08/06/2019, 10:55 AM


August 01, 2019

Register On-site in NYC

It’s not too late to register for this year’s 69th Annual Meeting. Beginning Thursday, August 8, at 2:00pm, you may register on-site at the SSSP registration desk at the Roosevelt Hotel. For registration pricing information visit:

08/01/2019, 08:50 AM