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Archives - November 2020

November 25, 2020

“Buy One, Get One Free” Promotion for Divisional Memberships

There’s never been a better time to renew your SSSP membership and to add a new Division. The Board of Directors approved a “Buy One, Get One Free” Promotion for Divisional Membership for “early birds” who join or renew their membership between October 1 and December 31, 2020 for the 2021 calendar year. For a list and explanations of the 23 SSSP Divisions, visit To add a division, login at The “Purchase a Division” link is under the “Divisions” section,

11/25/2020, 05:44 PM


November 24, 2020

SSSP 2021 In-person Annual Meeting Cancellation

In light of the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) cancellation of their in-person annual meeting in Chicago, and given our concern for our members’ health and safety, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel the SSSP’s in-person 2021 Annual Meeting, and move to an all-virtual meeting. This move is facilitated by the fact that we were planning for a hybrid meeting, with both in-person and virtual sessions, but this pivot still requires substantial work that has already started. As the planning for the virtual meeting proceeds, we will be in touch periodically with updates and details.

We are all disappointed, given the importance of an in-person meeting to the Society and its members, but we believe that this is in the best interest of the organization, its members, and staff. Please stay safe.

11/24/2020, 03:02 PM


November 19, 2020

SSSP in Partnership with Progress in America

On November 3, 2020 history was made as Kamala Harris become the first woman and first woman of color to be Vice President-elect in the United States. The progress from Suffrage to the First Female Vice President of the United States attests that the fight for a fundamental right to vote and to make a difference continues. As an organization, we celebrate this moment, the women who came before Harris, and the women who will follow. Join or renew your SSSP membership, and

11/19/2020, 08:24 AM


November 17, 2020

Resolution Letter: Improved Conditions for Contingent Adjunct or Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Executive Officer Héctor L. Delgado, Keith R. Johnson, and Gillian Niebrugge-Brantley wrote on behalf of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) to address the issue of improved conditions for contingent adjunct or non-tenure track faculty. The impact of adjunct or contingent faculty in higher education has increased dramatically in the past few decades, and is likely to increase in the future, in part as a consequence of the pandemic. Non-tenure track faculty constitute over 70% of the instructional workforce. They are, indeed, the new teaching majority. We believe that institutions’ increased reliance on non-tenure track faculty, and prospective students’ and their parents’ desire to have as much information as possible in their selection of a school, calls for the inclusion of adjunct faculty’s salaries and benefits as well.

Click here to read the full letter and resolution.

11/17/2020, 02:40 PM


November 12, 2020

General Election Ballot Preview

The 2021 General Election Ballot Preview is now available for viewing! Candidates have prepared online resume forms featuring publications and candidate statements to acquaint the membership with their qualifications for the positions. Click here to view the 2021 General Election Ballot Preview.

11/12/2020, 02:42 PM


November 10, 2020

SSSP Call for Papers: Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring

SSSP returns to Chicago, IL (Swissôtel Chicago) next August for the 2021 Annual Meeting (August 6-8), to explore the theme, Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring. We are excited to be adding up to 60 virtual sessions in addition to our usual in-person sessions. The Program Committee invites you to join us in Chicago to envision a more effective future for the forces of radical and revolutionary sociology. We must be bold and persistent, not in dogma, but in passion, commitment and action towards global justice. Submit an extended abstract (required) and paper (optional) for the upcoming 2021 Annual Meeting, submission deadline is 11:59p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 15, 2021.

11/10/2020, 01:38 PM


November 05, 2020

Nominations for the 2020 C. Wright Mills Award

Nominations are open for the 2020 C. Wright Mills Award. 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 2020 copyright. Exceptions may be made for a book bearing a 2019 copyright, but that was not released until 2020 for the first time. The C. Wright Mills Award, established in 1964, is made annually and carries with it a stipend of $1,000 for the author(s) of the winning book. The deadline for the 2020 award nominations is December 15, 2020

11/05/2020, 08:24 AM


November 03, 2020

2021 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship

SSSP is soliciting applications for the 2021 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. Persons identified as American Indian/Alaska Native, Arab/Middle Eastern/North African, Asian/Asian-American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from one of the aforementioned groups, accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $15,000 fellowship. Two students will be funded. Applications must be received in their entirety no later than February 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15, 2021. All applicants must be a current SSSP member at the time of their application. With the exception of DACA students, who are also eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

11/03/2020, 01:15 PM