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October 27, 2022

Nominations for the 2023 Lee Founders Award

Nominations are open for the Lee Founders Award. Members of the Society may nominate one or more persons for the award. Established in 1981, this award is made in recognition of significant lifetime achievements demonstrating a devotion to the ideals of the founders of the Society and especially to the humanist tradition of Alfred McClung Lee and Elizabeth Briant Lee. The award carries a stipend of $500.

10/27/2022, 10:48 AM


October 26, 2022

Global Agenda for Social Justice: Let’s End Fatphobia

Contributors to SSSP's Global Agenda for Social Justice write about how if we are serious about prioritising mental health and wellbeing for all, one place we can start is by eliminating fatphobia:

10/26/2022, 11:29 AM


October 25, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 C. Wright Mills Award

Nominations are open for the 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. Authors and/or nominators do not need to be current members of SSSP. 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 2022 copyright. Exceptions may be made for a book bearing a 2021 copyright, but that was not released until 2022 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 2022 award nominations is December 15, 2022.

10/25/2022, 01:09 PM


October 24, 2022

LGBTQ Plus Youth Rights

Madelaine Adelman and Eliza Byard, contributors to the Global Agenda for Social Justice, out now, look at the global safe school movement which protects LGBTQ+ youth.

10/24/2022, 12:34 PM


October 21, 2022

November Issue of Social Problems is Now Available

SSSP members can access the November issue of Social Problems via our website. Please visit or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members are required to login using their e-mail and password.

10/21/2022, 03:44 PM


October 20, 2022

“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, 2022 for the 2023 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,

10/20/2022, 10:40 AM


October 19, 2022

The Ongoing Struggle for Women’s Rights in Turkey

Özlem Altiok writes on the patriarchal backlash against women’s hard-won rights in Turkey, and how the women’s and LGBTI+ movements refused to give up and continue to the struggle. Dr. Altiok is a contributor of the chapter ‘From the Streets to Social Policy: How to end gender-based violence against women’ in SSSP's Global Agenda for Social Justice 2, out now!

10/19/2022, 11:20 AM


October 18, 2022

SSSP: The 2023 Call for Papers is now live

The Call for Papers for the 2023 Annual Meeting is now live! View the Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards announcement and submit a paper or nominate a book, article, or scholar.

10/18/2022, 01:48 PM

Bridging the Divide Between Academia and Real-Word Problems

The Agenda for Social Justice and its sister publication the Global Agenda for Social Justice are edited collections of scholarly articles offering practical, evidence-based solutions to real-world social problems being faced today in America and around the world. 

Read more about how these publications bridge the divide between academia and real world problems.

10/18/2022, 11:05 AM


October 13, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity

“To many, COVID-19 is over. Vaccines have emerged as a lifeline. However, as countries lift restrictions and mask mandates and eagerly reopen their economies, COVID-19 remains a two-track pandemic: a pandemic of inequality. COVID-19 has exacerbated many underlying global inequalities, and among them is the issue of equitable access to health resources, as seen in the vaccine haves and have-nots.”

Read more about Dr. Seow Ting Lee’s exploration of vaccine inequity here.
The full article “COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity” is available as part of SSSP’s edited volume Global Agenda for Social Justice 2.

10/13/2022, 12:57 PM


October 11, 2022

The Benefits of SSSP Membership

SSSP membership has its benefits! 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.

Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member or renewing your membership today!

10/11/2022, 12:03 PM


October 06, 2022

RSVP for SAR US General Assembly in New Orleans

You are cordially invited to attend the first-ever in-person General Assembly of the SAR United States Section in December in New Orleans. Following an optional, pre-conference gathering on Thursday evening, December 1st, the following two days will consist of working meetings, presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities to connect and collaborate with other SAR supporters from across the country.
Registration is now open and we invite you to make your plans now. You can find the schedule at a glance, travel and accommodation information, and other logistical details here:

10/06/2022, 01:34 PM


October 05, 2022

Call for Chapter Proposals for the Rapid-Response Volume on “Social Problems in the Age of Mass Incarceration”

In order to address the social problem of mass incarceration, the Justice 21 Committee of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is producing a rapid-response digital volume “Social Problems in the Age of Mass Incarceration.”

Please consider submitting a chapter proposal. The deadline for proposals is October 21, 2022. For more information view the Call for Proposals.

10/05/2022, 12:33 PM


October 04, 2022

Financial Incentives to Combat Climate Change

"The section of “Energy Security” in the Inflation Reduction Act 2022 includes financial incentives to combat climate change. This is a needed measure after extreme weather in the U.S. and around the world. The planet is everyone’s to preserve and protect. The best of humanity will shine through difficult times and issues because we must."

-Dr. Cynthia Baiqing Zhang, Evergreen Campus LLC, Membership and Outreach Committee

Find out more about the Inflation Reduction Act here:

10/04/2022, 05:07 PM

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