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Archives - February 2024

February 20, 2024

Book Your Room at the Conference Hotel

Make your hotel reservation at the Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel. Our single/double room rate is $280 (CAD) plus tax, per night. Book your room here. You may also call the hotel toll-free at 1-800-325-3535. Be sure to request the SSSP 2024 Annual Conference room rate. Reservations must be confirmed by July 8, 2024 to guarantee our negotiated group rate. Reservations received after or if the room block is filled prior to that date, are subject to availability or increased rate.

02/20/2024, 03:32 PM


February 15, 2024

2024 General Election Now Open for Voting

The 2024 General Election is now open for voting! Current members can login to make their voices heard. The deadline to cast your vote is March 15, 2024.

02/15/2024, 12:30 PM


February 13, 2024

Travel Funds to Attend the Annual Meeting, Application Deadline: March 15

Apply for one of the travel fund awards for the upcoming annual meeting. All applicants must be a 2024 SSSP member when applying. 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.

02/13/2024, 12:12 PM


February 09, 2024

SSSP Statements – January 2024

Thank you to those who voted on the SSSP Statements – January 2024. 277 votes were cast; 21% of the membership participated in the election. Proposed Statement 2 and the General Item passed, but Proposed Statement 1 did not pass. Based on voting instructions, “The statements will pass if two-thirds of the members voting online by the deadline vote in favor of the statement. Abstentions will be counted as no votes.”

02/09/2024, 08:27 AM


February 08, 2024

SAR Scholar Webinar: Navigating new academic spaces in North America: Lessons learned from at-risk scholars

Scholars at Risk will be hosting a webinar for scholars on February 15th at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) entitled “Navigating new academic spaces in North America: Lessons learned from at-risk scholars.” Attendees will gain expertise from three scholars who will share about their experiences with publishing, teaching, and securing independent job opportunities in academia, and what helped contribute to their successes. Register here.

02/08/2024, 12:34 PM


February 06, 2024

Special Election on SSSP Proposed Statements

SSSP is holding a special election regarding our organization’s endorsement of statements related to the ongoing tragic events happening in Palestine and Israel. This request is special, as it represents the first time in SSSP history where members have petitioned the Board of Directors (Board) to issue a statement outside of the annual resolutions cycle. Current SSSP members are being asked to cast votes related to two different statements to be issued by our organization, and to cast another vote that indicates preference for whether or not SSSP should issue a statement on this topic at all. The voting period will close at 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, February 7. Learn more.

02/06/2024, 01:04 PM


February 01, 2024

Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship–Deadline 2/1/24

Apply for the 2024 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. Two students will be awarded a $15,000 fellowship with an additional $500 awarded for attendance at the SSSP 2024 Annual Meeting. Complete applications must be received no later than today, February 1, 2024.

02/01/2024, 12:31 PM