Latest SSSP News

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


March 19, 2021

Applications for the Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship, due April 1

The Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an advanced sociology Ph.D. student who began their study in a community college or technical school. The annual scholarship carries a stipend of $18,000 from Sociologists for Women in Society. To learn more, visit

03/19/2021, 08:37 AM


March 16, 2021

Call for Chapter Proposals: Global Agenda for Social Justice 2022

Proposals due April 1, 2021; Chapters due August 1, 2021

Since 2004, SSSP has published eight volumes of the Agenda for Social Justice. Work is now beginning for the ninth iteration of the publication—Global Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2022, which is designed to inform the public-at-large about the world’s most pressing social problems and to propose feasible, evidence-based public policy solutions. This project affirms the commitment of the SSSP to social justice scholarship, and enables scholars to communicate on significant social issues worldwide. This volume will be an “agenda for social justice,” that contains recommendations for action worldwide by public officials, policymakers, and the public. View more information here

03/16/2021, 09:39 AM


March 15, 2021

Vote in the 2021 General Election

Today is the last day to vote in the 2021 General Election. We are excited to have a slate of highly qualified candidates willing to serve. Candidates have provided an online resume form highlighting their professional work and a candidate statement. Please take time to review the slate of candidates and cast your vote in this important election! Remember, every vote counts. Click here to cast your vote, if you haven’t already:

03/15/2021, 01:35 PM


March 11, 2021

Vote in the SSSP 2021 General Election (deadline 3/15)

There are only a few days left to review the slate of highly qualified candidates and cast your vote in the SSSP 2021 General Election. Online voting will close on March 15.

03/11/2021, 09:55 AM