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Archives - September 2022

September 29, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 C. Wright Mills Award

Nominations are now open for the 2022 C. Wright Mills Award. Members of the Society are encouraged 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 award nominations is December 15, 2022.

09/29/2022, 10:59 AM


September 27, 2022

How Non-Academics Benefit from SSSP

Connecting social research to applications in the field is one of the most important aspects of SSSP’s purpose. If you’re an advocate or a problem-solver looking to ground your extraordinary work in high-quality research, join SSSP and become part of a community seeking to understand and improve the world around us. Learn more about SSSP and how you can participate.

09/27/2022, 10:39 AM


September 22, 2022

SSSP Sociologists in the Public Square

Please allow us to showcase your non-peer-reviewed work (e.g., writings, legislative testimony, media appearances, podcasts, op-eds, letters to the editor, and blog writings found in local, state, national, and international arenas. When submitting items, please include a link, and if possible, without a paywall, with each submission and a one-sentence description. Submissions should be emailed to the SSSP GRA & Webmaster at

09/22/2022, 12:21 PM


September 20, 2022

Scholars At Risk-Free Online Course

Register for a free course from Scholars at Risk to:

✔️Define #AcademicFreedom & related values
✔️Identify threats to AF in different contexts
✔️Promote & defend AF
✔️Demonstrate the importance of AF to #democracy
✔️Apply frameworks to respond to incidents 

Register here

09/20/2022, 03:00 PM


September 15, 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 mkoontz3@utk.eduAs a social justice organization, the SSSP seeks a diverse applicant pool for the position. Applications received by October 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.

09/15/2022, 10:10 AM


September 13, 2022

September Virtual Events hosted by the Kauffman Foundation

Entrepreneurship Issues Forum

We hope to see you at our upcoming webinar, “The power of partnership: Forming strong research and community partnerships," on September 22 at 11 a.m. CT. 

This forum will highlight six research teams from Kauffman’s Community Engaged research cohort who will share their experiences in designing research with partnerships in mind, forming strong community partnerships, as well as the challenges or pitfalls that other researchers should be aware of before engaging in this approach to research production. 

Register for the September Entrepreneurship Issue Forum 


Early-Stage Researcher Professional Development Series 

The Kauffman Foundation will be hosting the next virtual Early-Stage Researcher Professional Development session will take place on Friday, September 30 at 1 p.m. CT with Rachel Atkins  She will be talking about her background, the job market, her first year as a professor as well as her experiences and what she has learned so far as an early career faculty member.

This series is open to 25 early-stage researchers.  

Register for Professional Development Series 

09/13/2022, 10:26 AM


September 08, 2022

The Authors’ Attic: Interviews with Authors

The “Authors’ Attic” is a forum that provides authors an opportunity to discuss pressing and relevant social issues of our time. All videos are accessible on the Social Problems YouTube channel.

Watch the latest video featuring Sarah Larissa Combellick, University of California, Davis, “‘My Baby Went Straight to Heaven’: Morality Work in Abortion Online Storytelling

09/08/2022, 01:20 PM


September 06, 2022

The Global Agenda for Social Justice 2 is available for wide public distribution.

Book Cover

“This book addresses an array of key global social problems the world is facing today, and the necessary recommendations on how to solve them.” Shirley A. Jackson, Portland State University. As a benefit for all current SSSP members, a gratis electronic copy of the Global Agenda for Social Justice 2 is provided. For access please click here. You will be required to log in using your e-mail and password.


09/06/2022, 02:00 PM


September 01, 2022

Results of the Vote on the 2022 Proposed Resolution

Thank you to those who voted on the 2022 Proposed Resolution. 226 votes were cast. The Expression of Gratitude Resolution passed. Per the Society’s By-Laws, a resolution passes if two-thirds of the members voting online by the deadline, vote in favor of the resolution. Abstentions count as no votes.

Click here to view the 2022 Approved Resolution.

09/01/2022, 11:22 AM