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Archives - May 2022

May 31, 2022

SSSP: Takes Action! Letter to President Raisi (5-15-22)

As the Executive Officer of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), an interdisciplinary organization of scholars, students, activists and practitioners committed to applying critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems, Dr. Héctor L. Delgado has written to express deep concern for Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali’s health and to ask that President Raisi use his authority to suspend Dr. Djalali's execution on May 21, as reported by a number of news outlets. 

While Dr. Delgado, and many others, are calling for his outright release, they are urging President Raisi, at minimum, to suspend the execution and to ensure that Dr. Djalali is permitted access to his lawyer and family in Iran, to call to his wife and children in Sweden, and to receive the medical care that he so urgently needs.

Click here to view the letter.

05/31/2022, 07:33 AM


May 26, 2022

SSSP Mentoring Program, deadline June 30

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 form.

05/26/2022, 09:24 AM


May 23, 2022

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 one optional one-day workshop and two optional walking tours.

05/23/2022, 09:33 AM


May 19, 2022

2021 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists

The 2021 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists have been selected. The committee reviewed 76 nominated books to select the six finalists. The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 6 from 5:45pm-7:00pm (Pacific Time). All finalists will be recognized at the 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.

05/19/2022, 09:38 AM


May 17, 2022

SSSP: Online Preliminary Program is Now Available

The preliminary program for the 72nd SSSP 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 5-7, 2022. President Noreen M. Sugrue and her Program Committee have worked diligently to organize collaborative sessions under this year’s program theme: The Sociological Reimagination: From Moments to Momentum. We recognize that the COVID-19 situation is fluid and would like to remind attendees that requirements may change in line with evolving conditions. Learn more about the SSSP Annual Meeting Protocol. It is our sincere hope that you will join us in Los Angeles in order to further a dialogue aimed at social change and action rooted in data and theory.

05/17/2022, 11:28 AM


May 13, 2022

FREE Virtual International Conference: Reimagining our Worlds from Below: Transnational Conversations on Resistance, Movements, and Transformations (May 2022)

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is sponsoring 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 conference model, visit: Hosted by the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

05/13/2022, 09:09 AM


May 10, 2022

Social Problems Special Issue – Call for Papers: The Racism of Omission, submission deadline: 5/20/22

Social Problems invites submissions for a special issue, The Racism of Omission, aimed at inverting the logic of studying racism as solely an intentional (or explicit) act of exclusion and instead examining racism as an act of omission or choosing not to act or acting in a racially habituated fashion without thought or explicit intent.

The deadline for submitting papers is May 20. Please submit papers through the online submission portal and choose “Racism of Omission” at “step 6” of the submission process. Click here for more information.

05/10/2022, 03:52 PM


May 05, 2022

Register for the 2022 In-person Annual Meeting

Registration is open for SSSP’s 2022 In-person Annual Meeting, to be held in Los Angeles, CA from August 5-7! This year’s theme is “The Sociological Reimagination: From Moments to Momentum.” The 2022 meeting provides opportunities to define, energize, and commit to concrete social actions and policy work. Early Bird Registration ends on June 1, so don’t miss out on the cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click here.

05/05/2022, 08:17 AM


May 03, 2022

What are you reading before the summer meeting?

What are you reading before the summer meeting? I am reading SSSP members’ @joyamisra and @kyla_walter’s book Walking Mannequins from @ucpress. Respond with your current read AND click the link to register for the Summer Meeting in LA:

Post written by Andrea D. Miller, Ph.D., Webster University, Membership and Outreach Committee

05/03/2022, 01:34 PM