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Archives - November 2021

November 30, 2021

Strengthen this important organization as we work toward social justice

SSSP membership provides access to member only areas on the Society’s website providing up-to-date information on current eventscall for submissions and conferencesawards, fellowship, and scholarship, public policy development, and divisional newsletters. The Society regularly participates in calls to action on various social justice issues. Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member

11/30/2021, 03:47 PM


November 24, 2021

SSSP’s Commitment to Graduate Students and new PhDs

The Society for the Study of Social Problems, one of the oldest and most respected social justice social science organizations, invites you to join us, to be active in the organization, and to submit papers to and attend our annual meeting in Los Angeles, August 5-7, 2022.

Membership for students is only $33 and $50 for first-time professional membersClick here to Join or Renew.

11/24/2021, 12:12 PM


November 23, 2021

General Election Ballot Preview

The 2022 General Election Ballot Preview is 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 2022 General Election Ballot Preview.

11/23/2021, 02:47 PM


November 18, 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,

11/18/2021, 02:38 PM


November 15, 2021

Narrative as Topic and Method in Social Research

Interested in narrative research? Former SSSP President Donileen Loseke’s book, “Narrative as Topic and Method in Social Research,” is now available from Sage Publishing! 

Post written by Dr. Carley Geiss, Moffitt Cancer Center, Membership and Outreach Committee

11/15/2021, 11:36 AM


November 11, 2021

SSSP Call for Papers

The Call for Papers, for our 72nd Annual Meeting to be held August 5-7, 2022 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles, CA, is available. The program theme, selected by President Noreen M. Sugrue is The Sociological Reimagination: From Moments to Momentum. Join us in Los Angeles – the city of angels – in order to further a dialogue aimed at social change and action rooted in data and theory. The deadline for paper submissions is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 15, 2022.

11/11/2021, 03:41 PM


November 09, 2021

2022 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship

SSSP is soliciting applications for the 2022 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. Persons identified as American Indian or Alaska Native, Arab/Middle Eastern/North African, Asian/Asian-American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, 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 so as to expand their perspectives in the pursuit and investigations into social problems are invited to apply for the $15,000 fellowship. Applications must be received in their entirety no later than February 1, 2022. 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.

11/09/2021, 03:58 PM


November 04, 2021

SSSP Executive Officer Search (application deadline: 12/15/21)

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.

11/04/2021, 02:49 PM


November 02, 2021

Understanding Human Need, Second Edition, by Hartley Dean – FREE CHAPTER and DISCOUNT

“Venturing beyond a standard revision, this book develops a novel radical humanist vision of need and outlines a ‘needs-first’ ethic.” Ian Gough, The London School of Economics and Political Science

“This book will be the standard reference work on human need for many years to come.” James Midgley, University of California

This new edition of Understand Human Need by Hartley Dean differs significantly from the previous edition. It takes an approach encompassing both the global North and South and models existing practical and theoretical approaches to human need while also proposing a radical alternative.

Download Chapter 2 ‘The needs of humanity’ for free before the end of November 2021 and order the book with 20% discount here or sign up to the Policy Press mailing list for 35% discount.

This book is available on inspection for lecturers considering adopting it on their reading lists.

11/02/2021, 05:54 PM