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June 11, 2021

Welcome to Chicago!

From August 4-7, 2021, SSSP will convene its annual meeting—virtually—due to the lingering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we will honor the original conference venue of Chicago, IL by integrating live and recorded sessions, presentations about the city’s legendary political struggles, cultural landmarks, and revolutionary achievements. While Chicago is now the third largest city in the United States, it remains a microcosm of the nation’s history beginning with indigenous resistance to land theft and genocide all the way to current movements against fascism and white nationalism. To learn more, click here. To register for our virtual meeting, click here.

06/11/2021, 11:28 AM


June 09, 2021

Review the 2021 Virtual Preliminary Program

The virtual preliminary program for the 71st Virtual Annual Meeting is available for viewing. Check out the program schedule for detailed information including a rich assortment of sessions and evening social activities. All conference programming will take place in Eastern Time. To register, click here.

06/09/2021, 08:48 AM


June 03, 2021

SSSP: Takes Action! Laurentian University Letter (5-24-21)

The Society for the Study of Social Problems [SSSP] is an international professional organization of social scientists who believe our teaching, research, and publication should aid society in the pursuit of a better, more humane world. We are particularly keen to track and act on changes within our own institutions of higher education and do what we can to resist the degradation of our craft and our profession. We have followed the tragedy occurring at Laurentian University and feel the necessity not only to express our outrage at the undemocratic processes used to decimate the institution’s mission but also to bear witness at the resulting human misery it has caused for faculty, staff and students.

We ask that all public officials take immediate steps to reduce the suffering and insecurity caused by these actions while also adopting longer range plans to restore Canada’s commitment to public education, democracy, and a society based on human rights, dignity, and well-being. Click here to view the letter.

06/03/2021, 11:07 AM


June 01, 2021

Renew Your SSSP Membership

We need your support now more than ever! SSSP membership offers many benefits including access to Social Problems which consistently ranks among the top journals in the social sciences, according to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Stay up to date on the latest news and gain access to a host of professional networking opportunities by renewing your membership today.

Membership Renewal:

06/01/2021, 08:41 AM