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Archives - May 2024

May 23, 2024

Apply for the SSSP mentor program, deadline June 30

The SSSP Mentoring Program is designed to facilitate interaction between members of SSSP. The primary objective of this program is to facilitate connections between mentors and mentees for at least one year (summer 2024–summer 2025). If you are interested in serving as a mentor or being matched with a mentor, complete the online application.

05/23/2024, 01:13 PM


May 21, 2024

2023 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists

The committee reviewed 108 nominated books to select the seven finalists. The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 10 from 5:45pm-7:00pm (Eastern Time). All finalists will be recognized on the SSSP website and 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.

05/21/2024, 07:53 AM


May 17, 2024

Call for Nominations – 2025 General Election

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2025 General Election. Consider nominating yourself or a colleague for an elected office. All nominees must be a 2024 member and must have attended at least one annual meeting to be considered. Self-nominations are welcome. Learn more.

05/17/2024, 07:58 AM


May 16, 2024

Online preliminary program is now available

The preliminary program for the 74th SSSP Annual Meeting is now available. Review the program and register for the conference. We are excited about the upcoming meeting and look forward to welcoming you to Montréal this August.

05/16/2024, 07:50 AM


May 15, 2024

2024 Proposed By-Laws Amendments Election Open for Voting

The 2024 Proposed By-Laws AmendmentsElectionis now open for voting! Current members can login to make their voices heard. The deadline to cast your vote is July 8, 2024.

05/15/2024, 07:55 AM


May 14, 2024

Membership and Outreach Spotlight: Dr. Teresa Irene Gonzales

Congratulations to all of the folks who have completed their education journey! As we wrap up the academic year and move into the summer months, we encourage everyone to take time for rest, relaxation, and collective joy. While these may seem like difficult actions to take when the world is on fire, we build communities of care through enjoying each other's company and, as Tricia Hersey reminds us, "rest is resistance."

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.

05/14/2024, 08:41 AM


May 09, 2024

Upcoming AAAS event – Course on Science Diplomacy

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC, USA, and The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, will hold the Course on Science Diplomacy on 17-21 June 2024 in person in Trieste, Italy. Learn more about registration for the event.

05/09/2024, 08:24 AM


May 08, 2024

SSSP Comment on Removal of Sociology from General Education in Florida (12/14/2023)

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) submitted a comment to the Florida Board of Governors objecting to the removal of sociology from the state’s general education core course options.

Click here to view the comment.

05/08/2024, 07:07 AM


May 07, 2024

Donate to the SSSP anytime

Did you know you can donate to the SSSP anytime? Your donations help us continue the vital work of our membership and support various awards and funds that directly impact scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students working to create a more just world. Together, we can make a difference! Learn more and donate.

05/07/2024, 10:46 AM


May 02, 2024

SSSP Statement on Campus Protests

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) condemns the actions taken by police agents and university leaders in response to pro-Palestinian campus protests around the country. We unequivocally support academic freedom, free speech, and the right to peaceful protest. 

Click here to view the full approved statement. 

05/02/2024, 01:14 PM

May issue of Social Problems now available

SSSP members can now access the May issue of Social Problems. Please follow the members-only link for complimentary electronic access or learn more. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members must 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.

05/02/2024, 08:08 AM