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Archives - December 2023

December 21, 2023

Your Donation is Tax Deductible

Did you know that the SSSP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization? We accept tax deductible contributions to support our general operation and for specific purposes. Your donation of any amount will help sustain the Society, show your appreciation for your past or current involvement with the SSSP, and support further sociologists and the discipline. If you have questions, please contact us at sssp@utk.eduGive to SSSP.

12/21/2023, 08:59 AM


December 20, 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.

12/20/2023, 10:51 AM

Scholars at Risk Call to Action on the Crisis in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank and its Impact on Academia

Scholars at Risk stands with the people of Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank suffering from horrendous violence, fear, insecurity, and acts of identity-based hatred. Scholars at Risk calls on states, non-state armed groups, the higher education sector, civil society, and the public to take action. Read the call to action from Scholars At Risk.

12/20/2023, 08:29 AM


December 19, 2023

Give the Gift of SSSP

This time of year, many people are gift shopping for family and friends. Have you considered gifting a SSSP membership to someone? If you would like to pay the membership dues for someone else, such as a student or colleague, SSSP has made the process simple, click here to purchase a gift membership online.

12/19/2023, 08:33 AM


December 14, 2023

Membership and Outreach Committee Spotlight: Morena Tartari

This month’s Membership and Outreach Committee post comes from Morena Tartari, Babeș-Bolyai University, who shares more about a recently published book.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for sociological reflections about privileges and lack of social justice. One of these contributions comes from the SSSP member Jerome Krase who, with Judith DeSena, studied the everyday life of Brooklyn's residents in two gentrified neighborhoods during the pandemic. 

Jerome Krase is Murray Koppelman Professor and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York, USA. Judith N. DeSena is Professor of Sociology at St. John’s University, New York City, USA. Their book "COVID-19 in Brooklyn: Everyday Life During a Pandemic" combines effectively visual sociology and autoethnography. Learn more about the book.

12/14/2023, 08:28 AM


December 13, 2023

Call for Books for the 2024 Annual Meeting – Author Meets Critics Session Deadline Quickly Approaching 12/15/23

Proposals for the Call for Books for the 2024 Annual Meeting – Author Meets Critics Session must be submitted to Program Chair, Claire Renzetti, by December 15, 2023. The Program Committee will select one book to be featured on the program.

Proposals must include:

  1. Complete Book Title (include publisher name and publication date)
  2. Brief statement (200 words maximum) about the book’s importance to the study of social problems and the advancement of social justice in general, as well as the relevance of the book for the annual meeting’s theme
  3. Session Organizer(s), including their e-mail address(es)—authors cannot serve as session organizers
  4. A list of potential critics, including their e-mail addresses

For questions, please contact Program Chair Claire Renzetti at

12/13/2023, 09:57 AM


December 08, 2023

C. Wright Mills Award Nomination Deadline is Quickly Approaching 12/15/23

Nominations are open for the C. Wright Mills Award. Members of the Society are encouraged (but not required) 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 2023 copyright. Exceptions may be made for a book bearing a 2022 copyright, but that was not released until 2023 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 the 2023 award nominations is December 15, 2023.

12/08/2023, 09:22 AM


December 07, 2023

Invitation to SAR Meeting: Promoting Higher Education Values in a Difficult Environment

On Thursday, December 14th at 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET, the Scholars at Risk Network and SAR US Section will host a meeting with SAR Executive Director Rob Quinn for North American network members where we can come together to air our concerns, learn from one another, and discuss how our higher education values can help us navigate the highly charged environments in which we find ourselves. Please register in advance for this meeting.

SAR also invites you to review Promoting Higher Education Values. This document suggests a framework for analyzing situations and for constructive dialogue about values and values-related incidents.

12/07/2023, 08:52 AM


December 05, 2023

End of the Year Reminders

As this year comes to a close, the SSSP would like to take a moment to remind you of a few important announcements. If you have not already done so, take this opportunity to renew your membership for 2024; nominate a book for the C. Wright Mills Award and/or a 2024 Annual Meeting Author Meets Critics Session; and apply for one of the SSSP Division’s Student Paper Competitions, Outstanding Scholarship Awards, or the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. It’s also not too late to submit a paper for the 2024 Annual Meeting.

12/05/2023, 08:29 AM