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Archives - March 2023

March 30, 2023

Nominations for the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award, due April 1

The Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award is awarded to a local grassroots social justice organization in the Metropolitan Statistical Area (as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Census) in which the #SSSP2023 annual meeting is held that year. While the recipient can be an organization in the Philadelphia area that engages in direct service work, preferred recipients will be organizations that also work at the level of systems change. The award carries a stipend of $5,000. To learn more, visit:

03/30/2023, 12:15 PM


March 29, 2023

Submit a Chapter Proposal for the Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions for 2024

SSSP and the Justice 21 Committee are working on the 7th edition of the Agenda for Social Justice. This volume will coincide with the US Presidential election cycle. It is designed to inform the public about America’s most pressing social problems and to propose actionable responses and solutions to those social problems. 

Submit a brief proposal (1-2 pages max.) identifying a significant social problem in America by May 1, 2023. Find the full call for chapters here:

03/29/2023, 10:41 AM


March 28, 2023

2023 General Election Results

Thank you to all of our highly qualified candidates who accepted nominations for this important election, as well as the members who voted. We depend upon strong member participation in all aspects of SSSP’s operations and are especially grateful for those who are able and willing to serve the Society. Click here to view the election results.

03/28/2023, 04:53 PM


March 23, 2023

Social Entrepreneurship Paper Awards, Application Deadline April 30

The Social Entrepreneurship Paper Awards recognize scholarship that explores how individuals and organizations innovate and fund solutions to address social problems. The Best Paper in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation will receive $2,500, one complimentary SSSP membership, one complimentary annual meeting registration, and a plaque. The Best Student Paper Award in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation will receive $1,500, one complimentary SSSP student membership SSSP, one complimentary annual meeting registration, and a plaque.

03/23/2023, 09:37 AM


March 22, 2023

Nominations for the Joseph B. Gittler Award, due April 15

The Joseph B. Gittler Award is awarded to an active SSSP member in recognition of their significant scholarly achievements contributing to the ethical resolution of social problems and is awarded with a stipend of $500. To learn more, visit:

03/22/2023, 11:13 AM


March 21, 2023

Nominations for the Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award, due April 15

The Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award is awarded annually to an outstanding faculty member who has exercised an extensive leadership role within the SSSP and other professional societies and within the larger community and is awarded with a stipend of $500. To learn more, visit:

03/21/2023, 06:31 PM


March 16, 2023

Experience a Day in the Life of SSSP Student Member: Stephanie M. House-Niamke

To celebrate the amazing work of SSSP student members, Stephanie M. House-Niamke, a Ph.D. student in Sociology at West Virginia University, will be taking over SSSP social media on Monday, March 20th.

Get ready to experience a day in the life of a sociology graduate student and learn more about Stephanie here.

03/16/2023, 11:09 AM


March 15, 2023

Vote in the 2023 General Election

Today is the last day to vote in the 2023 General Election. We are excited to have a slate of highly qualified candidates willing to serve. Candidates have provided an online resume form highlighting their professional work and a candidate statement. Please take time to review the slate of candidates and cast your vote in this important election! Online voting will close at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) tonight.

03/15/2023, 09:11 AM


March 14, 2023

Register for the 73rd Annual Meeting

Registration for the 73rd Annual Meeting is open. Early Bird Registration ends on June 1, so don’t miss out on the cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click hereThe Board of Directors approved an in-person only meeting. Attendees will be asked to follow health and safety protocols mandated by the SSSP Board while attending the meeting.

03/14/2023, 01:23 PM


March 09, 2023

Travel Funds to Attend the In-person 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.

03/09/2023, 11:54 AM


March 07, 2023

Stay at the SSSP Conference Hotel

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.

03/07/2023, 11:30 AM


March 06, 2023

Most Read in 2022 from the Journal of Gender-Based Violence

The most read articles published in Journal of Gender-Based Violence in 2022 are now available to read for free. Explore the collection at

SSSP members can get a print subscription for just £43/€54 (UK & Europe) or £54/US$83 (Rest of World). Find out more here.

Follow @JGBVjournal on Twitter to get the latest issues, free highlights and journal news.

03/06/2023, 09:36 AM


March 02, 2023

Free Online Course on Academic Freedom – Monday, March 6

Are some questions too dangerous to ask? What happens to scholars and students who ask those questions? How can you contribute to strengthening core higher education values, such as academic freedom? These are among the questions we will discuss in “Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters,” a free online course created by the Academic Refuge project. For more information and to register online click here.

03/02/2023, 11:56 AM