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Archives - March 2020

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 and Human Rights Resource Page

What are the health and human rights issues raised by the novel #coronavirus and other epidemics? This resource page compiles information from AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition member organizations, educational resources, legal analyses, and more. #COVID19

Resource page:

03/31/2020, 10:15 AM


March 27, 2020

SSSP Departmental Membership Opportunity

Do you work in a social science related department who wishes to receive the journal Social Problems? Talk to your department chair and consider becoming a Departmental Member. SSSP Departmental Memberships are available for $94. Departmental Memberships share 1 vote in business matters of the Society.

To join, visit

03/27/2020, 08:49 AM


March 24, 2020

Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2021 General Election (deadline 6/15)

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2021 General Election. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of these offices by completing the online nomination form at

03/24/2020, 08:51 AM


March 19, 2020

SSSP New Human Rights and Social Justice Page

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Human Rights and Social Justice webpage. This new page provides resources for individuals and organizations interested in doing human rights and social justice work and serves as partial evidence of the Society’s own commitment to Human Rights and Social Justice.

Check it out,

03/19/2020, 09:05 AM


March 17, 2020

Update on the SSSP Annual Meeting in San Francisco

We want to update you about our annual meeting in San Francisco in August in light of COVID-19. We have been and will continue to be in touch with the ASA and other organizations to coordinate our actions. With the conference five months away, however, we are still planning to meet in San Francisco. Of course, our primary concern is that of health and safety. Consequently, if needed, we will cancel the annual meeting.

Be safe and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be in touch with an update in the near future (Héctor L. Delgado, Executive Officer,; Heather M. Dalmage, President,; Michele Koontz, Administrative Officer & Meeting Manager,

03/17/2020, 11:24 AM


March 15, 2020

Vote in the 2020 General Election

Today is the last day to vote in the 2020 General Election. We are excited to have a slate of highly qualified candidates willing to serve. 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:

03/15/2020, 09:17 AM


March 12, 2020

Vote in the SSSP 2020 General Election (deadline 3/15)

Please take time to review the slate of highly qualified candidates and cast your vote in this important election! If you haven’t already, cast your vote at Online voting will close on March 15.

03/12/2020, 09:33 AM


March 10, 2020

Travel Fund Awards to Attend the Annual Meeting (deadline 3/15)

The final day to apply for travel funds to attend this year’s Annual Meeting is Sunday, March 15. Don’t miss out! The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee has funds available for unemployed and underemployed sociologists. The Lee Scholar Support Fund Committee has funds available for non-U.S. based foreign scholars. The Lee Student Support Fund Committee has funds available for undergraduate and graduate students. The Transnational Initiatives Committee has funds available for scholars located in the Global South.

For more information and to apply for one of our travel fund awards, visit

03/10/2020, 09:44 AM


March 05, 2020

Nominations for the Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship (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 submit your online application and learn more, visit

03/05/2020, 09:35 AM


March 03, 2020

Nominations for the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award (deadline 4/1)

The Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award is awarded to a local grassroots social justice organization in the Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Census) in which the annual meeting is held that year. To nominate a deserving organization in San Francisco, CA, visit:

03/03/2020, 08:35 AM