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Archives - January 2023

January 31, 2023

Don’t forget to submit a paper for the SSSP 2023 Annual Meeting–Extended Deadline 1/31/23

The 2023 Call for Papers extended submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) tonight. We hope that you will consider submitting a paper and joining us for our 73rd Annual Meeting to be held August 18-20, 2023, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

01/31/2023, 12:15 PM


January 26, 2023

Submit a Paper for the SSSP 2023 Annual Meeting–Extended Deadline 1/31/23

The 2023 Call for Papers extended submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, January 31. We hope that you will considering submitting a paper and joining us for our 73rd Annual Meeting to be held August 18-20, 2023 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

Book Your Stay at the SSSP Conference Hotel.

01/26/2023, 02:34 PM


January 24, 2023

SSSP: Introducing the New Executive Officer

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elroi J. Windsor, Professor of Sociology at the University of West Georgia, has accepted the position of Executive Officer. Elroi has called SSSP their professional home for 20 years. Elroi commented on their new role saying, “I am really excited to continue serving SSSP as the new Executive Officer. I am eager to work with the SSSP Board, Officers, staff, members, and partners as we move our organization toward new directions that continue to honor our values of social justice research and action.”

01/24/2023, 12:48 PM


January 19, 2023

Thank You, 2022 SSSP Contributors!

Thank you for your support and dedication to the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Your financial support helps fund essential programs and initiatives that further our study of vital social problems. Based on your generosity, we received $5,793 in 2022 contributions. Our goal for 2023 is to continue to grow our mission through contributions of members like you. We sincerely appreciate your support. Consider giving to the SSSP.

01/19/2023, 09:56 AM


January 17, 2023

Renew Your Membership for 2023

Members of the Society have a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and build a network with others committed to research and action for the creation of a more just world. Now is the perfect time to renew your 2023 membership and/or encourage a colleague to join. Want to know more about membership benefits? Click here for additional information.

01/17/2023, 11:50 AM


January 13, 2023

New Virtual Issue: The Precarious State of Abortion in America

Social Problems is proud to announce a new virtual issue on abortion in America. Catch up on research from 1955 to the present and discover how the topic has become the polarizing issue it is today.

Explore the issue now:

01/13/2023, 10:11 AM


January 12, 2023

Deadline Extended for the 2023 Call for Papers and the Student Paper Competitions – New Deadline–1/31/23

The Board of Directors voted to extend the submission deadline for the Call for Papers and the Student Paper Competitions to January 31 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time). They feel this is the most prudent and responsible thing to do to ensure the best possible meeting this summer.

The Divisions are pleased to announce the Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship AwardsTo be considered for any of the Student Paper Competitions, applicants are required to submit their papers through the Annual Meeting Call for Papers, prior to the 1/31/23 extended submission deadline.

01/12/2023, 12:56 PM


January 10, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission wants to Ban Noncompete Employment Clauses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing a ban on noncompete employment clauses that “block workers from freely switching jobs, depriving them of higher wages and better working conditions, and depriving businesses of a talent pool that they need to build and expand” (FTC Chair Lina M. Khan). About one in five Americans is bound by a noncompete agreement according to a March 2022 Treasury Department report. Noncompete clauses are prevalent across jobs: e.g., physicians, tech workers, hairstylists, warehouse workers, and business executives. The FTC is currently taking public comment on the proposal before it issues a final version this spring. 

Read more here

Read more about The State of Labor Market Competition from the U.S. Department of the Treasury

Post written by Dr. Jacqueline M. Zalewski, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Membership and Outreach Committee

01/10/2023, 10:59 AM


January 05, 2023

Apply to be the next Editor of Social Problems – Deadline 1/15/23

SSSP is soliciting applications for the position of Editor of the Society’s flagship journal, Social ProblemsClick here for a full description of the position and application process. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2023.

01/05/2023, 10:56 AM


January 03, 2023

Questions You May Have About the SSSP Annual Meeting

The deadline to submit a paper to the 2023 Annual Meeting is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Sunday, January 15. If you are new to SSSP or have questions about the annual meeting, check out our list of frequently asked (or at least pondered) questions.

01/03/2023, 11:32 AM