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Archives - September 2021

September 30, 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. 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

09/30/2021, 03:48 PM


September 28, 2021

SSSP Members News

Stay informed on Member’s achievements and newly published books, sociology-related events and conferences, or just browse for other members and resources. SSSP Members News provides a place for members to share news of recently published books, articles and papers, award nominations and receptions, and other items of interest. If you are a SSSP member and would like to post an item of interest, send an email to and include any relevant links to publishers, media outlets, and organizations that you wish to share.

09/28/2021, 02:38 PM


September 23, 2021

The Benefits of SSSP Membership

There are many benefits that come with your SSSP membership. Perhaps no other professional organization is as committed to tackling contemporary social problems and redefining historical social facts as the SSSP. Our community of activist scholars places a priority on supporting not only emerging scholarship, but on supporting graduate students and junior scholars. Membership provides access to this welcoming community of individuals who do rigorous, groundbreaking social research. Through our annual meetings, our highly regarded journal, Social Problems, and other important SSSP publications, SSSP has shared new knowledge and developed myriad working partnerships and professional friendships for over 70 years. Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member or renewing your membership today!

09/23/2021, 03:23 PM


September 17, 2021

Upcoming Call for Submissions and Conferences Posting Opportunities

Several upcoming calls for submissions, conferences, and fellowship opportunities have been posted to the SSSP website. Don’t miss out! Check out our Call for Submissions, Conferences, and Virtual Events page and the Fellowships and Scholarships page to learn more about these opportunities.

If you wish to have a call for papers, book chapter, article submission, conference announcement, or a fellowship or scholarship announcement posted, please send an email to (Microsoft Word files and PDFs preferred). Please include a URL for more information, if available.

09/17/2021, 08:19 AM


September 14, 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.

As a social justice organization, the SSSP seeks a diverse applicant pool for the position. Here is a link to the posting:

09/14/2021, 04:08 PM


September 09, 2021

Job Opportunities

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? Is your company or university hiring? SSSP provides a free career center for members and non-members to browse current jobs openings. We also allow employers to POST JOBS for FREE! To find or post your next job opportunity, visit:

09/09/2021, 03:46 PM


September 07, 2021

Share Your Accomplishments

We want to celebrate our members! Did you recently receive a promotion? Have you published an article or book? Please share your recent accomplishments with us by emailing, so we can post them on our website at

09/07/2021, 04:39 PM


September 02, 2021

100-year Anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain

The 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain, the passing of the PRO Act in the House of Representatives and the impending Labor Day are all reminders of the ongoing and critical fight for worker power. 

To listen to the Smithsonian’s recent podcast on the Battle of Blair Mountain: 

Post written by Janelle M. Pham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Oglethorpe University, Chair, Membership and Outreach Committee

09/02/2021, 03:35 PM