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Archives - June 2021

June 30, 2021

Anti-Harassment Committee Listening Sessions – Identity Group

The Anti-Harassment Committee will be hosting virtual listening sessions over the next month regarding SSSP members’ experiences, interests and needs regarding harassment. Below is the schedule of sessions based on identity groups. Please contact the member listed for the session you are interested in attending.

Identity Group
Racial Ethnic Minority: Héctor Delgado (
Monday July 12, 4:00pm-5:00pm (Eastern Time)
Woman: Claire Renzetti (
Tuesday July 13, 1:00pm-2:00pm (Eastern Time)
LGBTQA+: hephzibah strmic-pawl (
Wednesday, July 28, 12:00pm-1:00pm (Eastern Time)

If you are interested in participating but unable to make one of the scheduled sessions, we would also be willing to meet with you individually via phone or video. Please contact Sarah Jane Brubaker, committee chair, at for more information.

06/30/2021, 07:52 AM


June 24, 2021

SSSP Mentoring Program—Deadline June 30

The deadline to apply to take part in the new SSSP Mentoring Program is approaching. This 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, please complete the mentor online application form.

To become a mentee, please complete the mentee online application form.

06/24/2021, 09:32 AM


June 22, 2021

Few Tickets Remaining for Optional One-Day Virtual Workshops

In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer optional One-Day Virtual Workshops. There are a limited number of tickets remaining for the “Community-Based Participatory Action Research,” “Advancing Activist Scholarship and Engaged Pedagogy in Promotion and Tenure,” “Institutional Ethnography,” and “Social Impact Social Change: Storytelling” workshops. Click here for more information and to secure your ticket(s) today.

Register here

06/22/2021, 10:43 AM


June 17, 2021

Meet 15 Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Climate change has become a  gendered issue, and a correlation has been shown between environment and gender. Deforestation, air pollution, drought, food insecurity, and other environmental degradation stronger affect women than men. In the Global South, women are responsible for eighty percent of all food production, almost all water and firewood collection in households, and suffer more from food insecurity, poverty, and environmental pollution. The SSSP praises the supportive voice of Time magazine to women's leadership in climate change.

Post written by Professor Barbara Wejnert, Department of Environment and Sustainability, and Department of Global Gender Studies, University at Buffalo, Chair, Membership and Outreach Committee

06/17/2021, 09:15 AM


June 15, 2021

Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2022 General Election (nomination deadline is today)

We desperately need your help. Today is the deadline for nominations 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 by 11:59p.m. (Eastern Time).

06/15/2021, 10:16 AM


June 11, 2021

Welcome to Chicago!

From August 4-7, 2021, SSSP will convene its annual meeting—virtually—due to the lingering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we will honor the original conference venue of Chicago, IL by integrating live and recorded sessions, presentations about the city’s legendary political struggles, cultural landmarks, and revolutionary achievements. While Chicago is now the third largest city in the United States, it remains a microcosm of the nation’s history beginning with indigenous resistance to land theft and genocide all the way to current movements against fascism and white nationalism. To learn more, click here. To register for our virtual meeting, click here.

06/11/2021, 11:28 AM


June 09, 2021

Review the 2021 Virtual Preliminary Program

The virtual preliminary program for the 71st Virtual Annual Meeting is available for viewing. Check out the program schedule for detailed information including a rich assortment of sessions and evening social activities. All conference programming will take place in Eastern Time. To register, click here.

06/09/2021, 08:48 AM


June 03, 2021

SSSP: Takes Action! Laurentian University Letter (5-24-21)

The Society for the Study of Social Problems [SSSP] is an international professional organization of social scientists who believe our teaching, research, and publication should aid society in the pursuit of a better, more humane world. We are particularly keen to track and act on changes within our own institutions of higher education and do what we can to resist the degradation of our craft and our profession. We have followed the tragedy occurring at Laurentian University and feel the necessity not only to express our outrage at the undemocratic processes used to decimate the institution’s mission but also to bear witness at the resulting human misery it has caused for faculty, staff and students.

We ask that all public officials take immediate steps to reduce the suffering and insecurity caused by these actions while also adopting longer range plans to restore Canada’s commitment to public education, democracy, and a society based on human rights, dignity, and well-being. Click here to view the letter.

06/03/2021, 11:07 AM


June 01, 2021

Renew Your SSSP Membership

We need your support now more than ever! SSSP membership offers many benefits including access to Social Problems which consistently ranks among the top journals in the social sciences, according to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Stay up to date on the latest news and gain access to a host of professional networking opportunities by renewing your membership today.

Membership Renewal:

06/01/2021, 08:41 AM