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Archives - February 2021

February 25, 2021

Call for Chapter Proposals – Global Agenda for Social Justice 2022

Proposals due April 1, 2021; Chapters due August 1, 2021

Since 2004, SSSP has published eight volumes of the Agenda for Social Justice. Work is now beginning for the ninth iteration of the publication—Global Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2022, which is designed to inform the public-at-large about the world’s most pressing social problems and to propose feasible, evidence-based public policy solutions. This project affirms the commitment of the SSSP to social justice scholarship, and enables scholars to communicate on significant social issues worldwide. This volume will be an “agenda for social justice,” that contains recommendations for action worldwide by public officials, policymakers, and the public. For more information visit

02/25/2021, 08:03 AM


February 23, 2021

Texas Blackouts Hit Minority Neighborhoods Especially Hard

Winter storms in Texas provide an example of how severe weather events leave marginalized communities most vulnerable. “The history of our response to disasters is that these communities are hit first and have to suffer the longest” - Robert Bullard, Professor at Texas Southern University.

Post written by Carley Geiss, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida, Membership and Outreach Committee

02/23/2021, 02:46 PM


February 18, 2021

Spread the Word – Request SSSP Membership Brochures

Interested in sharing information about SSSP with your colleagues and/or students? Contact Assistant to the Administrative Officer Kelsey Whitaker at to request printed membership brochures.

02/18/2021, 01:20 PM


February 16, 2021

Funds to Attend the SSSP Virtual Annual Meeting, application deadline March 31

The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee announces funds to pay for registration fees for unemployed and underemployed sociologists to participate in the SSSP virtual annual meeting. The Transnational Initiatives Committee announces funds to subsidize both the registration fee and membership dues for students and scholars located in the Global South, including students and scholars from politically, economically, and culturally oppressed groups in countries not considered part of the Global South, to participate in the SSSP virtual annual meeting. For more information and to apply for one of our fund awards, visit

02/16/2021, 12:14 PM


February 15, 2021

2021 General Election Now Open for Voting

Cast your vote!  The 2021 General Election is now open for voting. Biographical data for each candidate is provided to acquaint you with their backgrounds. Current members can log-in using this link to make their voice heard. The deadline to cast your vote is March 15, 2021.

02/15/2021, 10:26 AM


February 11, 2021

Mentors and Mentees Needed for the New SSSP Mentoring Program

The new SSSP Mentoring Program is designed to facilitate virtual interaction between members of SSSP who wish to be paired with a mentor or mentee. The primary objective of this virtual program is to facilitate connections between mentors and mentees for at least 1-year (summer 2021-summer 2022). To become a mentor or mentee please complete the appropriate online application formThe deadline to apply is June 30, 2021.

02/11/2021, 01:15 PM


February 09, 2021

SSSP Departmental Membership Opportunity

We encourage your department to become a Departmental Member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Departments who choose to do this receive access to our flagship journal, Social Problems (all issues from 1953 – current) and share one vote in business matters of the Society. We hope your department will consider becoming a SSSP Departmental Member for $94 today. To join/renew, click here:

02/09/2021, 12:10 PM


February 05, 2021

Nominate Someone for a SSSP Faculty Award

Please consider nominating a colleague for one of the SSSP faculty awards: Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award, Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award, Joseph B. Gittler Award, Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award, and Lee Founders Award. The deadline for each award is April 15. A description and instructions for nominating can be found at

02/05/2021, 08:04 AM


February 04, 2021

Call for Papers – Social Problems Special Issue

Social Problems invites submissions for a special issue on the lives and futures of Black children and youth, focused on how their lives are impacted by various structures and social institutions while also appreciating their needs and development. Visit: for more information. The deadline for submitting papers is April 30, 2021.

02/04/2021, 12:17 PM


February 02, 2021

SSSP: 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Date Changes

The SSSP 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting will now take place from Wednesday, August 4 – Saturday, August 7. We look forward to hosting a robust and exciting virtual meeting based on President Corey Dolgon’s theme, “Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring” in August.

02/02/2021, 12:55 PM