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February 24, 2022

Mentors and Mentees Needed for the SSSP Mentoring Program

The Mentoring Program is designed to facilitate interaction between members of SSSP who wish to be paired with a mentor or mentee. The primary objective of this program is to facilitate connections between mentors and mentees for at least 1-year (summer 2022-summer 2023). To become a mentor or mentee, complete the appropriate application formApplication deadline: June 30.

02/24/2022, 12:22 PM


February 22, 2022

Nominate a Colleague 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

02/22/2022, 12:02 PM


February 17, 2022

Travel Funds to Attend the Annual Meeting, application deadline March 15

Submit an application for one of the travel fund awards for the upcoming annual meeting. The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee announces funds available for unemployed and underemployed sociologists. The Lee Scholar Support Fund Committee announces funds available for non-U.S. based foreign scholars. The Lee Student Support Fund Committee announces funds available for undergraduate and graduate students. The Transnational Initiatives Committee announces funds available for scholars located in the Global South. Application deadline: March 15.

02/17/2022, 09:59 AM


February 16, 2022

2022 General Election Now Open for Voting

The 2022 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, 2022.

02/16/2022, 08:11 AM


February 10, 2022

FREE Virtual International Conference: Reimagining our Worlds from Below: Transnational Conversations on Resistance, Movements, and Transformations

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is hosting a free virtual international conference aimed to provide a platform for scholars, activists, practitioners, students, professionals, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and members of civil society from all over the world to network, share experiences and learn from one another across boundaries – as we reimagine forms of resistance, movements, and solutions to the unconscionable historic and existential challenges we face on our planet. We warmly invite you to join the conversation on May 18-21, 2022. Participation from the Global South is especially encouraged. Please share this information with organizations, activists, scholars and colleagues, especially those from the Global South and from countries/cultures outside the US, Canada or Europe. For more information about the Call for Submissions (deadline 3/20/22) and the conference model, visit:

02/10/2022, 09:48 AM


February 08, 2022

Free Virtual Talk: Social Differentiation and the Discomfort of Change in Education and Society - 2/24/2022

The American Sociological Association (ASA) in partnership with the District of Columbia Sociological Society (DCSS) is hosting a free virtual talk by ASA President-Elect Dr. Prudence L. Carter on February 24 from 5:30p.m. to 7:00p.m. Eastern Time entitled “Social Differentiation and the Discomfort of Change in Education and Society.” This event is free and open to the public. Please consider joining via Zoom at:

02/08/2022, 02:36 PM


February 03, 2022

SSSP Gift Memberships

You can now purchase a gift membership online. Please consider gifting a membership to a graduate student or a non-academic activist – their membership ensures them opportunities for active participation in the Society and its divisions. Should you have questions or encounter a technical error, contact the SSSP IT Specialist at

02/03/2022, 08:16 AM


February 01, 2022

African American Policy Forum – Hosted by Professors Valerie Johnson and Jennifer Ruth

State legislatures across the nation have passed legislation barring the teaching of “divisive concepts.” In some states, this legislation excludes teaching about race and gender at the university level. Join AAUP in a discussion on Thursday, February 17, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, about the importance of these resolutions to the preservation of education and why institutions of higher education need to commit to ideologically free classrooms.

Register at

02/01/2022, 01:28 PM

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