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Archives - February 2023

February 28, 2023

SSSP Mentoring Programs, application deadline: June 30

SSSP is pleased to announce two mentoring programs. The SSSP 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 formApplication deadline: June 30

The Meeting Mentor Program is designed to facilitate interaction between new members or graduate students and veterans at the annual meeting. If you are interested in serving as a mentor or being matched with a mentor in Philadelphia, complete the appropriate online application form. Application deadline: June 30

02/28/2023, 10:24 AM


February 23, 2023

Nominate a Colleague for a SSSP Faculty Award, application deadline: April 15

Please consider nominating a colleague for one of the SSSP faculty awards: Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper AwardDoris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership AwardJoseph B. Gittler AwardKathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award, and Lee Founders AwardThe deadline for each award is April 15.

02/23/2023, 03:02 PM


February 21, 2023

Travel Funds to Attend the Annual Meeting, application deadline March 15

Apply for one of the travel fund awards for the upcoming annual meeting. All applicants must be a 2023 SSSP member when applying. Click here to join or renew. The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee announces funds available for unemployed and underemployed sociologists. The Lee Scholar Support Fund Committee announces funds available for non-U.S. based international scholars from politically, economically, and culturally oppressed groups in countries not considered part of the Global South. The Lee Student Support Fund Committee announces funds available for undergraduate and graduate students. The Transnational Initiatives Committee announces funds available for international scholars from the Global South.

02/21/2023, 11:20 AM


February 16, 2023

Reserve Your Room for the 2023 Annual Meeting

Reserve your room at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Our single/double rate of $191 plus tax includes complimentary internet in your guest room. Be sure to request the SSSP 2023 Annual Conference room rate. Reservations must be confirmed by July 25 to guarantee SSSP’s negotiated group rateReservations received after or if the room block is filled prior to that date, are subject to availability or increased rate.

02/16/2023, 12:33 PM


February 15, 2023

2023 General Election Now Open for Voting

The 2023 General Election is now open for voting! Biographical data for each candidate is provided to acquaint you with their backgrounds. Current members can log-in using this link to make their voice heard. The deadline to cast your vote is March 15, 2023.

02/15/2023, 10:25 AM


February 14, 2023

Registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting is now open

Registration for the 2023 Annual Meeting is now open! Follow this link to access the online registration form:

02/14/2023, 03:47 PM


February 09, 2023

Give the Gift of SSSP

Sponsor a membership for one or more of your undergraduate or graduate students ($33). Offer your student a SSSP membership to further their professional development, provide them access to top scholarship in the field, and networking opportunities in a social justice-minded community. If you would like to pay SSSP membership dues on behalf of someone else, you may do so online.

02/09/2023, 12:20 PM


February 07, 2023

Scholars at Risk Network Information Sharing “Drop-in” Sessions: February 16th - June 15th, 2023

Beginning on February 16th, SAR will be offering a new opportunity for connection and discussion within the network. Sessions will be held roughly every two weeks, on the first and third Thursdays of the month. We hope to create an informal, informative, and practical space for network members and partners to ask questions and to share information, experience, good practices, and resources. So grab a coffee and join us.

02/07/2023, 11:35 AM


February 02, 2023

SSSP Membership Benefit: Policy Brief Writing Workshop

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), in collaboration with the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN), will host a Policy Brief Writing Workshop on Wednesday, February 8 from 3:30pm-5:00pm (Eastern Time). There is no cost to attend. Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Register online at

Click here to view the flyer.

02/02/2023, 12:48 PM


February 01, 2023

Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship–Deadline 2/1/23

Online applications for the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship must be finalized no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 1, 2023. Two students will be awarded a $15,000 fellowship with an additional $500 awarded for attendance at the SSSP Annual Meeting. Complete applications must be received tonight to be considered.

02/01/2023, 09:44 AM