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Archives - May 2021
May 27, 2021
Reminder: All Program Participants Must Register by June 1
Early Bird Registration ends on June 1, so don’t miss out on the cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click here. All presenting participants must register by June 1. In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer four optional One-Day Virtual Workshops.
05/27/2021, 09:20 AM
May 25, 2021
Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2022 General Election (deadline 6/15)
We desperately need your help! Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2022 General Election. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of these offices by completing the online nomination form. The deadline for nominations is June 15.
05/25/2021, 10:29 AM
May 20, 2021
New SSSP Mentoring Program, deadline June 30
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 complete the appropriate online application form. The deadline to apply for the mentoring program is June 30.
05/20/2021, 12:16 PM
May 19, 2021
Extended Deadline Quickly Approaching - Transnational Initiatives Fund, May 20
The extended deadline to apply for the Transnational Initiatives Fund to subsidize both registration fees and membership dues for students and scholars from 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 is TOMORROW. Click here for additional information and to submit your online application.
05/19/2021, 09:30 AM
May 18, 2021
What Our Members Say
“SSSP is part of my core of who I am as a sociologist. I became a member as early graduate student and have found the mentorship, both peer and senior, and community ties to be invaluable as I continue on my own academic journey. I am thankful, especially now, to be part of an organization striving for social justice. My career path has not been traditional and have always felt welcomed by the SSSP community and I look forward to continuing to learn from colleagues and to supporting new members of the society in the years to come!” - Alexis Anne Bender, Emory University
05/18/2021, 09:30 AM
May 14, 2021
Online Virtual Preliminary Program is Now Available
The preliminary program for the 71st SSSP Virtual Annual Meeting is now available. Click here to review the program and to register for the conference. We look forward to your participation on August 4-7, 2021. President Corey Dolgon and his Program Committee have worked diligently to organize workshops and collaborative sessions under this year’s program theme: Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring. It is their sincere hope that you will join them, to envision a more effective future for the forces of radical and revolutionary sociology.
05/14/2021, 02:59 PM
May 13, 2021
Register for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
Registration for the 71st Virtual Annual Meeting is open. Early Bird Registration ends on June 1, so don’t miss out on the cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click here. All presenting participants must register by June 1. In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer four optional One-Day Virtual Workshops.
05/13/2021, 08:48 AM
May 11, 2021
Announcing the Re-Opening of the Transnational Initiatives Fund, extended deadline May 20
The Transnational Initiatives Committee announces the re-opening of applications for funds to subsidize both the registration fee and membership dues for students and scholars from 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. Click here for additional information and to submit your online application.
05/11/2021, 12:00 PM
May 06, 2021
2020 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists
The 2020 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists have been selected. The committee reviewed 98 nominated books to select the seven finalists. The winner will be announced at the Virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, August 5 from 4:45pm-6:00pm (Eastern Time). All finalists will be recognized on the SSSP website and at the Virtual Awards Ceremony.
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
Click here to view the list of finalists.
05/06/2021, 10:05 AM
May 05, 2021
Asian Americans in the Era of Covid-19
In the wake of Atlanta shooting on March 16 which left six women of Asian descent dead, protests against anti-Asian hate erupted in the U.S. On April 14, the U.S. senate passed the Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act 92-to-6 which paved the way for its final passage. The White House announced a liaison position from the Biden Administration to the Asian-American Pacific Islander community. As the nation is on its way to address this issue, it is important to understand Asian hate in the context of the American history and Covid-19. Hopefully, the country can move forward which is keenly needed.
Post written by Dr. Cynthia Baiqing Zhang, Evergreen Campus LLC, Membership and Outreach Committee
05/05/2021, 08:06 AM
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