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November 14, 2019

General Election Ballot Preview

The 2020 General Election Ballot Preview is now available for viewing! Candidates for the 2020 General Election have prepared online resume forms featuring publications and candidate statements to acquaint the membership with their qualifications for the positions. Click here to view the 2020 General Election Ballot Preview.

11/14/2019, 12:26 PM


November 12, 2019

The Benefits of SSSP Membership

There are many benefits that come with your SSSP membership. Perhaps no other professional organization is as committed to tackling contemporary social problems and redefining historical social facts as the SSSP. Our community of activist scholars places a priority on supporting not only emerging scholarship, but on supporting graduate students and junior scholars as well. For many respected senior scholars, SSSP was the first organization that actively supported their work by inviting them into a dynamic community of individuals dedicated to activist scholarship.

Membership provides access to this welcoming community of individuals who do rigorous, groundbreaking social research. Through our annual meetings, our highly regarded journal, Social Problems, and other important SSSP publications, SSSP has shared new knowledge and developed myriad working partnerships and professional friendships for over 60 years.

Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member or renewing your membership today!

11/12/2019, 02:10 PM


November 07, 2019

In Pursuit of Social Justice

SSSP is engaged in multiple avenues of social justice research and action, including the publication of resolutions and letters. In addition, the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award recognizes social justice work of local grassroots organizations in marginalized communities in the SMSA (as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Census) in which the annual meeting is held (San Francisco, CA in 2020). To learn more visit:

11/07/2019, 10:36 AM


November 05, 2019

Child Care Crisis in America

Recent Time piece takes a sobering look at the child care crisis in America. It remains to be seen what kind of traction the Child Care for Working Families Act (introduced in February) will get in Washington.

11/05/2019, 11:47 AM