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August 27, 2020

What Our Members Say

Has the SSSP made a lasting impact in your life? Consider submitting a testimony to be shared on our website by emailing Check out President Corey Dolgon’s testimony below and visit to hear from others.

“I first came to SSSP in 1997, through the Association for Humanist Sociology [AHS]. AHS was the group Betty and Al Lee built after leaving SSSP for becoming too much like ASA— ‘enmeshed deeply in the bureaucratic, technocratic, plutocratic, and imperialistic structure of our society.’ I felt then as I do now, that SSSP has the potential to be a radical professional base for people engaged in scholar activism. But we must support and challenge each other, work hard and reflect harder together, and stay committed, be vigilant and find joy with one another, if radical social change is our mission and sociology our method. I continue to ask the same question the Lees did back in 1954: can sociology ‘be the brash, young, vital, productive, unsettling, even revolutionary pursuit it has been in its most valuable periods?’”
Corey Dolgon, Stonehill College, SSSP President 2020-2021, Stonehill College

08/27/2020, 11:25 AM


August 25, 2020

2020 Approved Resolutions

Resolutions were solicited via several calls sent out to the membership by the SSSP Administrative Office as well as by emails sent to the Chairs of the 23 Divisions by the SSSP Vice-President and Chair of the Committee on Social Action, Daina Cheyenne Harvey. This year, three proposed resolutions were submitted, including the expression of gratitude.

The resolutions were provided online for the membership to review and comment on prior to the Society’s Virtual Annual Business Meeting on Friday, August 7, 2020. Immediately following the meeting, current members were able to vote online for or against each resolution or abstain. The voting period lasted two weeks.

Thank you to those who voted. 410 votes were cast. Resolutions 1 and 2 passed overwhelmingly, but resolution 3 did not pass. Per the Society’s By-Laws, a resolution passes if two-thirds of the members voting online by the deadline, vote in favor of the resolution.

Click here for the 2020 Approved Resolutions.

08/25/2020, 09:19 AM


August 20, 2020

SSSP 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Recordings are now Available

The SSSP ½-day Virtual Annual Meeting was held on Friday, August 7 as a complimentary benefit to current SSSP members. If you were unable to attend, or want to go back and relive your favorite moments, check out our website at:

08/20/2020, 09:28 AM


August 18, 2020

Congratulations to the Student Paper Competition Winners

Congratulations to all of the Student Paper Competition Winners for their outstanding accomplishment of receiving a division award for their student papers. 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 2020 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.

08/18/2020, 11:43 AM


August 13, 2020

Congratulations to the Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship winners! We would like to recognize them for their active pursuit in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems, and their accomplishment of being exceptional scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students. SSSP highlights these outstanding individuals on our webpage. Click here to see a full list of the 2020 winners. Click here to learn more about SSSP’s awards/fellowship/scholarship including nomination information.

08/13/2020, 09:41 AM


August 11, 2020

2020 SSSP ½-day Virtual Annual Meeting Thank You

We could not have anticipated hosting a ½-day Virtual Annual Meeting at the start of this year. We have been humbled by the overwhelming support of our members. After months of planning for a live event, the Program Committee quickly altered its focus to plan for an unfamiliar virtual event. Your ingenuity and dedication were very impressive! With our first ever virtual meeting now safely under our belt, we’d like to take a moment to convey our extreme gratitude to all who helped make the Virtual Annual Meeting a reality. With almost 100 participants, we are delighted that we have managed to move into a new platform for sharing quality content.

08/11/2020, 09:57 AM


August 07, 2020

Plenary Pandemic Focused Session

This year’s program will conclude with a Plenary Pandemic Focused Session at 3:30pm (EDT) led by President Heather M. Dalmage and will feature panelists Dr. Mary Romero, Arizona State University; Richard Wallace, Founder, Equity and Transformation (EAT) and Soros Justice Fellow; and Dr. Bhoomi K. Thakore and Dr. Shannon K. Carter, University of Central Florida. Click here for more information.

08/07/2020, 12:40 PM

Welcome to the SSSP ½-day Virtual Annual Meeting

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2020 SSSP 1/2-day Virtual Annual Meeting this afternoon. The SSSP Business Meeting will kick off our program at 12:00pm (EDT). Comments in support of or in opposition to the proposed resolutions will only be accepted in written format using the Q/A feature within the webinar. For a list of details, including Zoom information visit:

08/07/2020, 09:01 AM


August 06, 2020

2020 SSSP Virtual ½-day Annual Meeting Reminder

The 2020 ½-day Virtual Annual Meeting is almost here! Don’t forget to join us tomorrow from August 7 from 12:00pm–5:00pm (EDT). This program is offered as a complimentary benefit to current SSSP members.

Schedule of Events:

SSSP Business Meeting: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Presidential Address: 1:15pm-2:15pm

Awards Recognition: 2:30pm-3:15pm

Plenary Pandemic Focused Session: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Click here for more information.

08/06/2020, 04:20 PM

2019 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists

The 2019 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists have been selected.

The committee reviewed 85 nominated books to select the five finalists. The winner will be announced at the Awards Recognition on Friday, August 7 during the SSSP ½-day Virtual Annual Meeting. All finalists will be recognized on the SSSP website and at the Awards Recognition.

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:

08/06/2020, 12:13 PM


August 05, 2020

Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2020

The Justice 21 Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the volume Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2020. This publication provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. It offers recommendations for action by elected officials, policymakers, and the public regarding key issues for social justice, including a discussion of social problems related to racism, health disparities, educational inequalities, criminal justice issues, and the environment. For worldwide open access download, visit:

08/05/2020, 10:55 AM


August 04, 2020

2020 SSSP Virtual Book Exhibit

The Scholar’s Choice has a long and successful history of managing academic book exhibits, and we welcome them to our virtual ½-day annual meeting. They are pleased to present discounted books from 14 of their publishers. Please click here and scroll to the end for an order form.

08/04/2020, 09:41 AM