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Archives - October 2021

October 28, 2021

The Authors’ Attic: Interviews with Authors

The “Authors’ Attic” is a forum that provides authors an opportunity to discuss pressing and relevant social issues of our time. All videos are accessible on the Social Problems YouTube channel.

Watch the latest video featuring Sandra L. Barnes, Vanderbilt University, “Becoming a Man: A Duboisian Examination of the Experiences of Black Men Who Have Sex with Men

10/28/2021, 01:45 PM


October 26, 2021

November issue of Social Problems is now available

SSSP members can access the November 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

10/26/2021, 02:10 PM


October 21, 2021

Nominations for the 2022 Lee Founders Award

Nominations are now open for the Lee Founders Award. Members of the Society are urged to nominate one or more persons for the award. Established in 1981, this award is made in recognition of significant lifetime achievements demonstrating a devotion to the ideals of the founders of the Society and especially to the humanist tradition of Alfred McClung Lee and Elizabeth Briant Lee. The award carries a stipend of $500.

10/21/2021, 01:46 PM


October 18, 2021

Nominations for the 2021 C. Wright Mills Award

Nominations are now open for the 2021 C. Wright Mills Award. Members of the Society are encouraged (but not required) to submit letters of nomination for this prestigious annual award. Self-nominations are acceptable. Authors and/or nominators do not need to be current members of SSSP. 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 2021 copyright. Exceptions may be made for a book bearing a 2020 copyright, but that was not released until 2021 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 2021 award nominations is December 15, 2021

10/18/2021, 11:14 AM


October 14, 2021

The 2022 Call for Papers is now live

The Call for Papers for the 2022 Annual Meeting is now live! View the Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards announcement and submit a paper or nominate a book, article, or scholar.

The 72nd Annual Meeting is to be held August 5-7, 2022 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles, CA. The program theme, selected by President Noreen M. Sugrue is The Sociological Reimagination: From Moments to MomentumThe SSSP Board of Directors approved an “in-person only” meeting. We look forward to seeing everyone after not having an in-person meeting for two years. We will follow CDC recommendations at the time of the meeting and respect all laws or regulations in Los Angeles and at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza governing meetings/mass gatherings.

10/14/2021, 02:31 PM


October 12, 2021

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

There has never been a better time to renew your SSSP membership and to add a new Division. The Board of Directors has 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, 2021 for the 2022 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,

10/12/2021, 01:42 PM


October 07, 2021

SSSP Executive Officer Search

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Officer. Interested SSSP members in good standing may apply. Applications must be sent to the SSSP’s Administrative Officer and Meeting Manager, Michele Koontz, at mkoontz3@utk.eduApplications received by December 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.

10/07/2021, 02:48 PM


October 05, 2021

Refugees from Afghanistan began to rebuild their lives in the U.S.

Refugees from Afghanistan began to rebuild their lives in the U.S. with many welcoming policies and helping hands from ordinary people. Hopefully there will be no violence against them as warned by Department of Homeland Security. Historically and presently, most immigrants from all over the world often endure more, work harder, and get less than the established sectors of the U.S. They also contribute to their countries of origin with remittances and connections.

DHS Warning:

The Asian American Achievement Paradox

Post written by Dr. Cynthia Baiqing Zhang, Evergreen Campus LLC, Membership and Outreach Committee

10/05/2021, 02:13 PM