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Archives - January 2024

January 30, 2024

Call for Papers Submission Deadline–1/31/24

The submission deadline for the 2024 Annual Meeting is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) tomorrow, 1/31/24. Visit the Call for Papers to learn more about the submission process, session types, and to review a list of sessions accepting submissions.

01/30/2024, 12:36 PM


January 29, 2024

Thank You, 2023 SSSP Contributors!

The Society cannot do the good work it does without the support of our generous members, and we sincerely thank all who contributed this year. In 2023 we received $5,287 in contributions. Our goal for 2024 is to continue to grow our mission through contributions of members like you. Together, we can make a difference. Consider giving to the SSSP.

01/29/2024, 08:33 AM


January 26, 2024

February issue of Social Problems is now available

SSSP members can now access the February issue of Social Problems. View the issue on our website or with the members-only link for complimentary access. All issues from 1953 to now are available. Members are required to login using their e-mail and password.

01/26/2024, 09:00 AM


January 25, 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 be two weeks, closing at 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, February 7. Learn more.

01/25/2024, 01:18 PM


January 23, 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. 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.

01/23/2024, 12:20 PM


January 19, 2024

Membership & Outreach Committee: Jacqueline M. Zalewski

Our next Membership and Outreach Committee spotlight comes from Dr. Jacqueline M. Zalewski, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, who shares that the Department of Labor released a final rule on January 9, 2024 that changes the criteria for classifying independent contractors. This rule goes into effect on March 11, 2024 and rescinds the rule passed in January 2021. The past rule was based on two core factors for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor (control over the work and opportunity for profit or loss), while the new rule includes six factors. In addition to the two factors in the past rule, the new rule includes: the amount of skill and initiative required for the work; the degree of permanence of the working relationship; the worker’s investment in equipment or materials required for the task; and the extent to which the service rendered is an integral part of the employer’s business.

Read more here.

01/19/2024, 08:35 AM


January 18, 2024

SSSP Executive Officer to Participate in MSS Presidential Panel

Dr. Elroi Windsor will participate in a free, virtual Midwest Sociological Society Presidential Panel on "Amplifying the Pathway: Supporting a (More) Diverse Sociological (Thought) Leadership" on January 29 at 12:30 pm CT. The conversation will open dialogue on ideas to create a more diverse pipeline to leadership within sociological societies. Learn more and register

01/18/2024, 08:32 AM


January 11, 2024

2024 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship – Application 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 February 1, 2024.

01/11/2024, 08:34 AM


January 09, 2024

Support SSSP and Keep It Vital: Recruit a New Member Today!

SSSP provides you with an opportunity to exchange ideas and form friendships with others committed to research and action to make the world a more just world. If you have not already done so, please renew your membership and promote SSSP today!

01/09/2024, 08:38 AM


January 04, 2024

SAR 2024 Global Congress | June 25, 2024

Scholars at Risk (SAR) invites you to register for the 2024 Global Congress to be held June 25-27, 2024, in partnership with the European Humanities University (EHU) in Vilnius, Lithuania. Global Congresses are SAR’s largest network events, and bring together leading scholars, advocates, students and professionals to rethink issues of academic freedom and related values, to learn from each other, and to help shape SAR’s agenda for the coming years. Register today.

01/04/2024, 08:30 AM


January 02, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers (FAQ)

The deadline to submit a paper for our upcoming meeting is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, January 31. If you are new to SSSP or have questions about the meetings, check out the SSSP Annual Meeting FAQ.

01/02/2024, 10:23 AM