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Archives - November 2023

November 30, 2023

Call for Books for the 2024 Annual Meeting – Author Meets Critics Session

We are pleased to announce the Call for Books for the 2024 Annual Meeting – Author Meets Critics Session. Program Chair Claire Renzetti will select one book to be featured on the program.

Author Meets Critic Sessions are designed to bring authors of recent books considered to be important contributions to the study of social problems and the advancement of social justice together with discussants chosen to provide different viewpoints. Only books published in 2022 or 2023 are eligible for nomination. You must be a current SSSP member to submit a nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. At the discretion of the Program Chair, the Committee may invite authors whose work is particularly relevant to the theme, “Toward a Sociology of Violence.”

Author Meets Critics Session proposals must be submitted to the Program Chair by December 15, 2023.

11/30/2023, 08:28 AM


November 29, 2023

2024 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship

SSSP is now accepting applications for the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. Persons identified as either American Indian or Alaska Native, Arab/Middle Eastern/North African, Asian/Asian-American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from one of the aforementioned groups, accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences so as to expand their perspectives in the pursuit and investigations into social problems are invited to apply for the $15,000 fellowship. Online applications must be received in their entirety no later than February 1, 2024. All applicants must be a current SSSP member at the time of their application. With the exception of DACA students, who are also eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

11/29/2023, 08:28 AM


November 28, 2023


This #GivingTuesday consider giving a SSSP membership – perfect for friends, students, and colleagues alike. You can purchase a gift membership online, if you would like to pay membership dues for someone.

Need to renew your membership? Click here. Together, we can make a difference.

11/28/2023, 08:31 AM


November 27, 2023

Membership & Outreach Committee: Christina Barmon

We have an additional Membership and Outreach Committee spotlight from Dr. Christina Barmon, Central Connecticut State University, this month!

SSSP members Christina Barmon, Fiona Pearson, and John O’Connor protest tuition hikes and budget cuts to their system. Read more.

11/27/2023, 10:00 AM


November 22, 2023

Membership & Outreach Committee: Christina Barmon

Our next Membership and Outreach Committee spotlight comes from Dr. Christina Barmon, Central Connecticut State University, who shares more about an upcoming event: If you are in the Chicago area, past president Heather Dalmage has organized an incredible panel with Mayor Brandon to discuss the history and future of the progressive movement in Chicago. Find more details and RSVP. This is free and open to the public. Kindly RSVP, space is limited.

11/22/2023, 08:29 AM


November 21, 2023

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. Early birds who join or renew their membership between October 1 and December 31, 2023 for the 2024 calendar year can buy one, get one free for Divisional Membership. Find a list and descriptions of the 23 SSSP Divisions. To add a division, login and navigate to “Purchase a Division” under the “Divisions” section.

11/21/2023, 08:30 AM


November 20, 2023

SAR’s 2023 Free to Think Report

Scholars at Risk shared the Free to Think 2023, which analyzed 409 attacks on the higher education community in 66 countries and territories. The report details concerning developments, such as an influx of newly proposed legislation aimed at restricting the teaching of disfavored topics in the United States; Iranian authorities’ violent suppression of student and scholar participation in the “Women, Life, Freedom” protest movement; and crackdowns on dissent reinforcing cultures of fear and self-censorship in Russia, China, and Turkey. The attacks illustrate a global phenomenon that not only harms individuals, but also shrinks the space for discourse and sharing ideas. 

In Free to Think 2023, SAR calls for global action in defense of academic freedom and urges states, higher education communities, civil society, and the public to respond. Read the report.

11/20/2023, 08:36 AM


November 16, 2023

SSSP’s Commitment to Graduate Students and new PhDs

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), one of the oldest and most respected social science organizations, is especially committed to graduate students and new PhDs. In fact, students and new PhDs comprise almost half of the membership of the SSSP – all committed to research and action for a more just world. We invite you to join us to be active in the organization and to submit papers to and attend our annual meeting in Montréal, August 9-11, 2024.

Membership for students is $33 and $50 for first-time professional members. Click here to join or renew.

11/16/2023, 08:30 AM


November 14, 2023

SSSP Executive Officer Participates in Nonprofit Leadership Institute

Dr. Elroi Windsor recently participated in a Nonprofit Leadership Institute with the West Georgia Nonprofit Network. Completing the institute in their role as SSSP's Executive Officer, Dr. Windsor participated in sessions over three months that focused on volunteer engagement, board development, fundraising, strategic planning and evaluation, and more. With this training, Dr. Windsor aims to strengthen our organization and further our mission of scholarship in pursuit of social justice.

11/14/2023, 08:32 AM


November 09, 2023

The 2024 Call for Papers is now live

The Call for Papers for the 2024 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.

2024 Call for Papers Now Live

11/09/2023, 08:31 AM


November 07, 2023


Learn more about Professor Dawut, who was confirmed, this past September, to be serving a life sentence. Scholars At Risk calls for letters, emails, and faxes respectfully urging authorities to secure Professor Dawut’s immediate and unconditional release and pending this, to publicly disclose the circumstances of Professor Dawut’s detention, ensure her access to family and legal counsel, and ensure and that her case is addressed in a manner consistent with internationally recognized standards of due process, fair trial, and detention, in accordance with China’s obligations under international law. Send a hard copy letter by downloading our template letter.

11/07/2023, 08:31 AM


November 02, 2023

AAAS 2024 Annual Meeting

Join AAAS for the 2024 Annual Meeting in Denver Colorado, February 15-17, 2024. This year’s theme, Toward Science Without Walls, will explore the consequences of barriers that currently fragment our community, separating us by discipline, approach, institution, nation, access, wealth, seniority, race, and gender. Learn more and register for the event.

11/02/2023, 08:29 AM