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Archives - May 2023

May 30, 2023

Reserve Your Room 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 rate. Reservations received after or if the room block is filled prior to that date, are subject to availability or increased rate.

05/30/2023, 12:59 PM


May 26, 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 matched 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 2023-summer 2024). To become a mentor or mentee, complete the appropriate application form.
Application 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 application form.
Application deadline: June 30

05/26/2023, 08:34 AM


May 24, 2023

Reminder: Early Bird Registration Ends on June 1

The Early Bird Registration ends at 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on June 1. Don’t miss out on this cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click here. Note: All presenting program participants must register by June 1.

05/24/2023, 08:38 AM


May 18, 2023

Nominations are Open for Candidates for the 2024 General Election – Deadline June 15

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2024 General Election. Consider nominating a colleague or yourself for an elected office. All nominees must be a 2023 member and must have attended at least one annual meeting to be considered. Self-nominations are welcome.

05/18/2023, 08:18 AM


May 17, 2023

ABS/SSSP/SWS Tri-Sponsored Social Hour

Mark your calendars now! On Wednesday, July 12, from 1:30pm-3:00pm (Eastern Time) ABS, SSSP, and SWS will co-host a Tri-Sponsored Social Hour. Join us to connect, foster collaborations, and learn more about the work each organization is doing. Click here for registration details.

05/17/2023, 08:27 AM


May 16, 2023

SSSP: Online Preliminary Program is Available

The preliminary program for the 73rd SSSP Annual Meeting is available. Click here to review the program and to register for the conference. Attendees will be asked to follow health and safety protocols mandated by the Board. By joining SSSP and registering for the annual meeting, members of SSSP agree to comply with the COVID-19 Related PolicyLiability Waiver, and the Anti-Harassment Policy in its entirety. It is our sincere hope that you will join us in Philadelphia, August 18-20.

05/16/2023, 10:33 AM


May 11, 2023

Register for the 2023 Annual Meeting

Early Bird Registration for the 73rd Annual Meeting ends at 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on June 1. Don’t miss out on this cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click here. All presenting program participants must register by June 1. In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer four optional one-day workshops and two optional walking tours.

05/11/2023, 08:03 AM


May 09, 2023

2022 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists

The committee reviewed 99 nominated books to select the five finalists. The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 19 from 5:45pm-7:00pm (Eastern Time). All finalists will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.

To an outstanding degree, each of the finalists met the criteria for the award:

  • Critically addresses an issue of contemporary public importance
  • Brings to the topic a fresh, imaginative perspective
  • Advances social scientific understanding of the topic
  • Displays a theoretically informed view and empirical orientation
  • Evinces quality in style of writing
  • Explicitly or implicitly contains implications for courses of action

Click here to view the list of finalists.

05/09/2023, 07:01 AM


May 08, 2023

SSSP: 2023 Social Entrepreneurship Paper Awards (Extended Submission Deadline: May 20, 2023)

The awards in Social Entrepreneurship recognize scholarship that explores how individuals and organizations innovate and fund solutions to address social problems. Two papers are awarded. The extended submission deadline for both awards is Saturday, May 20, 2023. For more information, click here.

05/08/2023, 01:10 PM


May 05, 2023

Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation’s Philipp Schwartz Initiative – Inspireurope+ Stakeholder Forum

The annual Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope+ Stakeholder Forum will take place May 23-24 in Berlin. The program will include panels and exchanges on institutional, national, European and global initiatives to promote academic freedom and support scholars, with plenty of informal networking opportunities for participants. For additional information regarding portions available online please sign up to the Inspireurope+ mailing list to receive further updates.

05/05/2023, 08:07 AM


May 02, 2023

May issue of Social Problems is now available

SSSP members can access the May issue of Social Problems via our website. Please visit or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members are required to login using their e-mail and password. If you have forgotten your password, you may enter your e-mail address below the log-in area, and your password will be e-mailed to you. If you have recently changed your e-mail address, you will need to log in using the e-mail address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail the Administrative Office, at

05/02/2023, 09:48 AM