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August 30, 2022

What Our Members Say

President Shirley A. Jackson

Has the SSSP made a lasting impact in your life? Consider submitting a testimony to be shared on our website by emailing

Check out President Shirley A. Jackson’s testimony below and visit: 
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“I won’t lie. I own a LOT of shoes. It may have to do with not having a lot of shoes when I was growing up. SSSP is like a comfortable pair of shoes that go with everything you wear! I know when I attend the meetings that I will find old friends and make new ones. I enjoy the support of my colleagues which makes SSSP an organization that gives my conference experience meaning. SSSP is a place where I feel I can serve on a variety of committees and have run for elected office because it means working with like-minded folks who are doing their part to give back to an organization that has given us so much. I feel comfortable in SSSP which is why I continue to renew my membership each year and why I attend the meetings!”

Shirley A. Jackson, Portland State University, SSSP President 2022-2023

08/30/2022, 11:36 AM


August 25, 2022

Congratulations to the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Fundraiser Raffle Winner

Picture of Megan Visser

Congratulations to Megan Visser, for winning the drawing for a two-night hotel stay at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. Purchasing a $5 raffle ticket to benefit the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award put her in the drawing for this prize, plus the money goes to an organization in the city hosting the annual meeting for its social justice work.  This year’s funding went to Downtown Crenshaw (

08/25/2022, 02:08 PM


August 23, 2022

SSSP Executive Officer Search (application deadline: 10/15/22)

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 As a social justice organization, the SSSP seeks a diverse applicant pool for the position. Applications received by October 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.

08/23/2022, 10:53 AM


August 18, 2022

Congratulations to the Student Paper Competition Winners

Congratulations to all of the Student Paper Competition Winners for their outstanding accomplishment of receiving a division award for their student papers. The selection of each student paper for the award signifies exceptional writing and scholarship, as well as tremendous potential for a successful career. Click here to read the abstracts of the 2022 Student Paper Competition winners and honorable mentions.
Additional information regarding eligibility for next year’s student paper awards will be available on the SSSP website this fall.

08/18/2022, 12:04 PM


August 16, 2022

Congratulations to the Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship winners! We would like to recognize them for their active pursuit in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems, and their accomplishment of being exceptional scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students. SSSP highlights these outstanding individuals on our webpage. Click here to see a full list of the 2022 winners.

08/16/2022, 11:49 AM


August 11, 2022

Thank You for Attending the 72nd Annual Meeting!

SSSP 72nd Annual Meeting

We want to convey our extreme gratitude to all who helped make the 72nd Annual Meeting a huge success. Compelling papers presented in powerful sessions, strong mentor and mentee encounters, and captivating conversations are only a few of the things we will remember with fondness from our time together. There would be no annual meeting without you.

08/11/2022, 02:55 PM


August 07, 2022

Thank You Executive Officer Héctor L. Delgado

The Society wishes to thank Executive Officer Héctor L. Delgado, who will be retiring at the conclusion of the meetings, for his faithful service, hard work and commitment, and numerous contributions to SSSP’s success for the past thirteen years. His stewardship of SSSP has been characterized by innovative ideas, strategic thinking, and most valuable, his tireless efforts to make this world a more just and humane one. Words can’t express our gratitude for the countless ways in which he has given of his time and energy. SSSP is forever indebted to him.

08/07/2022, 01:09 PM

Optional One-Day Workshop

The optional one-day Community-Based Participatory Action Research workshop is tomorrow, Monday, August 8, from 8:45am–4:30pm (Pacific Time) in Museum A at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. Those who registered in advance received their ticket with their name badge.

08/07/2022, 10:53 AM


August 06, 2022

Join us for the SSSP Presidential Address followed by the Awards Ceremony

Join us in Bunker Hill at from 4:30pm-5:30pm (Pacific Time) for the Presidential Address featuring the formal address of President Noreen M. Sugrue entitled “Creating Better Social Policy: More Sociologists at the Table. Following the Presidential Address, make plans to attend the Awards Ceremony from 5:45pm-7:00pm.

08/06/2022, 08:25 PM

Make Plans to Attend the Presidential Invited Panel: Turning Your Research into Momentum for Change

Make plans to attend the Presidential Invited Panel: Turning Your Research into Momentum for Change Session 067 from 2:30pm-4:10pm (Pacific Time) in Bunker Hill. This panel brings together sociologists studying education, criminal justice reform, and the rise of White Nationalism to discuss how they have brought their academic research into the policy arena.

08/06/2022, 08:03 AM


August 05, 2022

Annual Meeting Events

The SSSP Annual Meeting features several receptions and special events open to all SSSP registrants. These include the Arrival Meet & Greet Reception, the Welcoming Reception, the Graduate Student Happy Hour, the New Member Breakfast, the Presidential Address of. Noreen M. Sugrue, the Awards Ceremony, the Division-Sponsored Reception, and the Drinking and Drugs Division Reception. Click here to view descriptions of these events and more!

08/05/2022, 07:00 PM

Make Plans to Attend the SSSP Business Meeting

All members should attend the SSSP Business Meeting from 10:30am-11:45am (Pacific Time) in Watercourt A for an update on the status and future of SSSP.

Summary reports on the Society and its key activities this year will be given. In addition, up to thirty minutes will be allocated to a discussion in favor of or in opposition to all proposed resolutions:

The meeting concludes with the traditional transfer of the gavel, marking the transition of duties from President Noreen M. Sugrue to incoming President Shirley A. Jackson.

08/05/2022, 11:32 AM


August 04, 2022

Welcome to Los Angeles!

The SSSP team has arrived in Los Angeles for the 72nd Annual Meeting! We are excited to be back in person and look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

08/04/2022, 09:43 AM


August 02, 2022

Final Program Reminder

The 72nd SSSP Annual Meeting is almost here! Before departing for Los Angeles, take a look at the final program schedule to plan your daily schedule. Please review the SSSP Annual Meeting COVID-19 Protocol before traveling to make sure you have everything that is required, including vaccination documentation. In order to participate in the meeting, you must show proof of full vaccination plus one booster required for participation. We urge you to take a photo of the front and back of your documentation with your phone. Proof of vaccination and masks are both required for participation in and attendance at the annual meeting.

08/02/2022, 09:22 AM

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