Latest SSSP News

April 20, 2021

How Little Miss Flint is Still Making a Difference in her Community, 5 Years into Water Crisis

As higher exposure rates to air pollution and as landfills and hazardous waste sites are often built in communities of color; the voices that need to be amplified when advocating for climate change are those that belong to the people who are the most affected by it.

The SSSP proudly supports voices like Mari Copeny, also known as “Little Miss Flint,” and others calling for action on the clean water and air crisis.

Post written by Professor Barbara Wejnert, Department of Environment and Sustainability, and Department of Global Gender Studies, University at Buffalo, Chair, Membership and Outreach Committee

04/20/2021, 02:03 PM


April 19, 2021

May issue of Social Problems is now available: W. E. B. Du Bois Special Issue

SSSP members can access the May issue of Social Problems via our website. Please visit or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members are required to login using their e-mail and password. If you have forgotten your password, you may enter your e-mail address below the log-in area, and your password will be e-mailed to you. If you have recently changed your e-mail address, you will need to log in using the e-mail address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail the Administrative Office, at sssp@utk.edu

04/19/2021, 11:59 AM


April 15, 2021

SSSP Awards with an April 15th Deadline

Today (April 15) is the final day to make a nomination for the following awards: Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award, Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award, Joseph B. Gittler Award, Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award, and Lee Founders Award. To learn more visit:

04/15/2021, 09:57 AM


April 13, 2021

Your Donation is Tax Deductible

Did you know that SSSP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization? We accept tax deductible contributions to support our general operation and for specific purposes. Your donation of any amount will help sustain the Society, show your appreciation for your past or current involvement with the SSSP, and support further sociologists and the discipline. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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04/13/2021, 01:20 PM


April 08, 2021

The Authors’ Attic

The “Authors’ Attic” is a forum that provides authors an opportunity to discuss pressing and relevant social issues of our time. Dr. Maryann Erigha, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, University of Georgia, is the featured author this month. Her article entitled “Racial Valuation: Cultural Gatekeepers, Race, Risk, and Institutional Expectations of Success and Failure” will appear in the May issue of Social Problems. Check out the advance article now out by visiting:

04/08/2021, 12:07 PM


April 07, 2021

Register for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Registration for our 71st Virtual Annual Meeting is open. Early Bird Registration ends on June 1, so don’t miss out on the cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click here. All presenting participants must register by June 1. In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer four optional One-Day Virtual Workshops.

04/07/2021, 10:38 AM


April 05, 2021

2021 SSSP’s Anti-Asian Hate, Discrimination, and Violence Statement

The Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) has written a statement condemning the rise in anti-Asian racism in the United States, expressing solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), and sharing its grief with those impacted by the subsequent racial violence. The statement also calls attention to the fact that this brutal act targeted Asian American women principally; a group targeted historically by racial and gender violence accompanying colonial and cultural conquests, and by what Asian-American feminists have called the “everyday experiences of sexual violence” among Asian American and Pacific Islander [AAPI] community women. The statement was sent to prominent AAPI social justice organizations, Congressional leaders, the leaders of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and the White House. Click below to read the statement and sample cover letters. Provided as well is a link to resources for members who wish to get more involved on this issue.

Click here for SSSP’s Anti-Asian Hate, Discrimination, and Violence Statement.

Click here for SSSP President Dr. Corey Dolgon and SSSP Executive Officer Dr. Héctor L. Delgado’s Letter to the AALDEF.

Click here for SSSP President Dr. Corey Dolgon and SSSP Executive Officer Dr. Héctor L. Delgado’s Letter to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.


04/05/2021, 12:59 PM


April 01, 2021

2021 General Election Results

Thank you to all of our highly-qualified candidates who accepted nominations for this important election, as well as the members who voted. We are pleased to announce the results of the 2021 General Election. View the election results here.

04/01/2021, 08:10 AM


March 30, 2021

Funds Available for the SSSP Virtual Annual Meeting, application deadline March 31

The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee announces funds to pay for registration fees for unemployed and underemployed sociologists to participate in the SSSP virtual annual meeting. The Transnational Initiatives Committee announces funds to subsidize both the registration fee and membership dues for students and scholars located in the Global South, including students and scholars from politically, economically, and culturally oppressed groups in countries not considered part of the Global South, to participate in the SSSP virtual annual meeting. View more information here.

03/30/2021, 01:44 PM


March 25, 2021

Nominations for the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award, due April 1

The 2021 Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award will be awarded to a local grassroots social justice organization in the SMSA (as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Census) in which the annual meeting was scheduled to be held. While the recipient can be an organization in the Chicago Metropolitan area that engages in direct service work, preferred recipients for the Social Action Award will be organizations that also work at the level of systems change. The award carries a stipend of $3,000–$5,000 (TBD). 

To learn more, visit

03/25/2021, 08:34 AM


March 23, 2021

Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2022 General Election (deadline 6/15)

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2022 General Election. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of these offices by completing the online nomination form at nominees must be a current member in order to be considered.

03/23/2021, 12:47 PM