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December 12, 2019

2019 C. Wright Mills Award Nomination Deadline is Approaching Fast – 12/15/19

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award is December 15, 2019. Members of the Society are encouraged to submit letters of nomination for this prestigious annual award. Self-nominations are acceptable. Edited volumes, textbooks, fiction and self-published works are not eligible. Eligible books must be first edition (not a reprint or later edition) and bear a 2019 copyright date. Exceptions may be made for a book bearing a 2018 copyright, but that was not released until 2019 for the first time.

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12/12/2019, 02:52 PM


December 10, 2019

Human Rights Day

The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition has organized soundbites from interviews into six short thematic videos about, the connections between science and human rights, how to get involved in this sort of work, the importance of scientists and human rights advocates working together, protecting the rights of scientists, and addressing urgent needs. The videos have now been published as a playlist on AAAS’s YouTube channel. Here is the link: We hope you enjoy watching them.

12/10/2019, 01:43 PM


December 05, 2019

Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting is now open!

It’s not too early to begin planning your participation in the 2020 Annual Meeting. Registration is now open! Follow this link to register online:

12/05/2019, 01:29 PM


December 03, 2019

End of the Year Reminders

As 2019 is coming to a close, SSSP would like to take a moment to remind you of a few important announcements. If you have not already done so, don’t forget to take this opportunity to renew your membership for 2020; nominate a book for the 2019 C. Wright Mills Award; review the 2019 membership survey results; consider applying for the Social Problems editorship; preview the ballot for the upcoming 2020 General Election; and apply for one of the SSSP Division’s Student Paper Competitions, Outstanding Scholarship Awards, or the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. It’s not too late to submit a paper for the 2020 Annual Meeting; register for the annual meeting; or make a hotel reservation.

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12/03/2019, 02:25 PM


December 02, 2019

Strengthen this important organization as we work toward social justice

SSSP membership provides access to member only areas on the Society’s website providing up-to-date information on current eventscall for submissions and conferencesawards, fellowship, and scholarship, public policy development, and divisional newsletters. The Society regularly participates in calls to action on various social justice issues. Consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member or renewing your membership today!

12/02/2019, 08:56 AM


November 26, 2019

SSSP: Editorial Search forSocial Problems – Call for Applications

SSSP is soliciting applications for the position of Editor of the Society’s flagship journal, Social Problems. The Editor’s three-year term will begin with the operation of the new editorial office at mid-year 2021. The new editor will be responsible for editing and promoting Volumes 69-71 (years 2021-2024).

We seek a diverse pool of editorial candidates with distinguished scholarly records, previous editorial experience (e.g., service as journal editor or associate editor, editor of scholarly editions, etc.), strong organizational and management skills, and the ability to work and communicate well with others, including with scholars in academic and non-academic settings. A familiarity with and commitment to Social Problems and the SSSP are essential. Applicants must be members or become members of the SSSP by the time of their application and continue to be a member during their tenure as editor.


Please direct all inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest, and application materials to Dr. Shirley A. Jackson, Chair, SSSP Editorial and Publications Committee, at

For a full description of the position and application process, visit: for applications is January 15, 2020.

11/26/2019, 02:44 PM


November 21, 2019

Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards

Apply for one of the SSSP Division’s Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards. The deadline for all Student Paper Competitions is midnight (EST) on January 31, 2020. In order to be considered for any of the Student Paper Competitions, applicants are required to submit their papers through the Annual Meeting Call for Papers.

This will ensure that winning papers are both designated and included in the program. Please note that students may only submit to one division and that each division has its own submission process. Papers are not eligible for presentation or division competitions or awards/scholarships/fellowships if they have been published or accepted for publication before being submitted for consideration. Papers are not eligible if they have been presented previously at SSSP or presented or accepted for presentation at other professional meetings, unless they have been revised substantially with new data, findings, or theoretical contributions. Click here to view previous award winners and paper abstracts. The deadline for Outstanding Scholarship Awards varies across divisions.

11/21/2019, 09:52 AM


November 19, 2019

Call for Papers: Engage in theory and practice with folks from across the country and around the world

SSSP returns to San Francisco, CA (Park Central Hotel) next August for the 2020 Annual Meeting (August 7-9), to explore the theme: Bringing the Hope Back In: Sociological Imagination and Dreaming Transformation.

We will come together in the spirit of our founders, Dr. Elizabeth Lee and her husband, Al McClung Lee, to explore how and why we do scholar activism. In 2019 we had 1,006 registrants from 23 countries.

Submit an extended abstract (required) and paper (optional) for the upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting, The deadline is midnight (EST) on January 31, 2020.

11/19/2019, 02:30 PM