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Archives - April 2020

April 30, 2020

May issue of Social Problems is now available

SSSP members can access the May issue of Social Problems via our website. Please visit 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 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 the Administrative Office, at sssp@utk.edu

04/30/2020, 09:53 AM


April 29, 2020

SSSP 2020 Annual Meeting Cancellation

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 SSSP Annual Meeting in San Francisco has been cancelled. For more information, read the letter from the SSSP President and Executive Officer.

04/29/2020, 01:06 PM

SSSP: Call for Chapter Proposals – Rapid Response Volume on “Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19”

The Justice 21 Committee of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) intends to produce a rapid-response digital first volume to focus on the effects of the worldwide corona‐virus pandemic on social problems – Social Problems in the Age of COVID19. The volume will convey scholarly insight regarding the effect of the pandemic on significant social problems to the following audiences: the public‐at‐large, scholars, students, and policy‐makers. This project affirms the resiliency and commitment of the SSSP to social justice scholarship, and will enable members of the SSSP to communicate publicly on significant social issues emerging in the United States and worldwide. This volume will be an “agenda for social justice in the age of COVID‐19,” in that it will clarify the effect of the pandemic on significant social problems, including specific recommendations for action by citizens, elected officials, policy makers, and the public.


Please review the announcement for a Call for Chapter Proposals for a Rapid-Response Volume on “Social Problems in the Age of COVID-19,” This project will be published by Policy Press. Please note that Chapter Proposals are due May 4, 2020, and drafts of chapters will be due June 1, 2020.

We hope many of our members will participate. Please share widely via various listservs, social media, and other professional networks. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please direct them to Dr. Glenn Muschert, Justice 21 Committee Chair, at

04/29/2020, 08:52 AM


April 28, 2020

Call for Resolutions Deadline – April 30

Members who wish to propose resolutions for consideration of the SSSP, should submit them to the SSSP Vice-President Daina Cheyenne Harvey at by April 30, 2020. For detailed information on the resolution process, please visit

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 BOD directed to some public or private entity expressing concern, support, or opposition. Other forms of appropriate action may be proposed, but ideally any other forms of action should be discussed in advance with the Vice-President prior to submitting the proposed resolution. 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. Likewise, if the proposal is in support of or in opposition to an existing statement by another organization, a copy of that statement or a place where members can access it must be provided. Members who want to propose a resolution should consult the Society’s website for examples, suggestions, and the required resolution format. Please click on the following link for examples, including the format we would like you to use:

04/28/2020, 09:03 AM


April 23, 2020

Share Your Accomplishments

We want to celebrate our members! Did you recently receive a promotion? Have you published an article or book? Please share your recent accomplishments with us by emailing, so we can post them to our website at,

04/23/2020, 09:16 AM


April 22, 2020

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. Membership provides access to this welcoming community of individuals who do rigorous, groundbreaking social research. Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member or renewing your membership today,

04/22/2020, 09:08 AM


April 16, 2020

Add Another Division

Additional divisions are available for $10 each. 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,

04/16/2020, 08:57 AM


April 14, 2020

SSSP Awards with an April 15th Deadline

Tomorrow (April 15) is the final day to make a nomination for the following awards: Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award, Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award, Joseph B. Gittler Award, Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award, and Lee Founders Award. To learn more visit:

04/14/2020, 09:36 AM


April 09, 2020

Your Donation is Tax Deductible

Did you know that SSSP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization? We accept tax deductible contributions to support our general operation and for specific purposes. Your donation of any amount will help sustain the Society, show your appreciation for your past or current involvement with the SSSP, and support further sociologists and the discipline. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Give to SSSP

04/09/2020, 12:06 PM


April 07, 2020

Exercise the Right to Vote

In the year of heated political debates and Presidential election, large voters’ turnout could restore democratic values and defend America from populism. Let us encourage students to value and exercise the right to vote.

04/07/2020, 09:16 AM


April 02, 2020

General 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 are pleased to announce the results of the 2020 General Election. To view the election results, visit

04/02/2020, 08:50 AM


April 01, 2020

Dr. William Helmreich, sociologist of US Jewry and inveterate New Yorker, dies of coronavirus

Prominent New York sociologist, Dr. William Helmreich, passed away on March 28, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 74 years old.

04/01/2020, 10:43 AM