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February 25, 2020

Optional One-Day Workshops and Walking Tours at the Annual Meeting

In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer two optional One-Day Workshops for our attendees. “Community-Based Participatory Action Research” and “Institutional Ethnography,” are the topics that will be covered on Monday, August 10. To learn more visit:

No matter if this is your first time to visit San Francisco or your fifth, the city never ceases to surprise. Discover some of the many things the city has to offer by joining a walking tour. The “SOMA Pilipinas EthnoTour” and the “Calle 24 Latino Cultural District Tour” will both prove to be educational as well as enjoyable. To learn more visit:

02/25/2020, 08:09 AM


February 20, 2020

Spread the Word – Request SSSP Membership Brochures

Interested in sharing information about SSSP with your colleagues and/or students? Contact Assistant to the Administrative Officer Kelsey Arnold at to request printed membership brochures.

02/20/2020, 09:30 AM


February 18, 2020

Honor Black History Month

As we honor Black History Month, we encourage you to look at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) website as they explore the evolution of slavery, the legacy of lynching, and confront our racial history through the Community Remembrance Project. EJI has a wealth of additional information that you may also want to share with students.

02/18/2020, 08:52 AM


February 15, 2020

2020 General Election Now Open for Voting!

Cast your vote! The 2020 General Election is now open for voting. Current members can log-in using this link to make your voice heardThe deadline to cast your vote is March 15, 2020.

02/15/2020, 10:35 AM


February 13, 2020

Travel Funds to Attend the Annual Meeting, application deadline March 15

Submit an application for travel funds for the upcoming annual meeting. The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee announces funds available for unemployed and underemployed sociologists. The Lee Scholar Support Fund Committee announces funds available for non-U.S. based foreign scholars. The Lee Student Support Fund Committee announces funds available for undergraduate and graduate students. The Transnational Initiatives Committee announces funds available for scholars located in the Global South. For more information and to apply for one of our travel fund awards, visit

02/13/2020, 11:18 AM


February 11, 2020

Make your Hotel Reservation at the Park Central Hotel, cut-off date July 21

Our single/double room rate of $219 (USD) includes complimentary high-speed wireless internet in guest rooms. To make a reservation, call the Park Central Hotel’s toll-free number at 1-888-627-8561 or visit to book online. Be sure to request The Society for the Study of Social Problems’ room rate when booking to ensure the correct discounted rate is given (based on availability). Reservations made after July 21 or after the room block is filled are subject to availability and rate increase.

You may be asking, “Why should I stay at the SSSP conference hotel during the Annual Meeting? Click here to get answers to this important question.

02/11/2020, 09:51 AM


February 06, 2020

Register for the 2020 Annual Meeting

Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting is open. Current members of SSSP can register at the lowest rate. To access the online registration form visit:

02/06/2020, 08:45 AM


February 04, 2020

Call for the Next Editor of Social Problems – Extended Deadline – March 1

The application deadline for the next Editor of Social Problems has been extended to March 1. 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). For a full description of the position and application process visit:

02/04/2020, 02:37 PM


January 30, 2020

Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship Deadline midnight (EST) on 2/1/20

Online applications for the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship must be finalized no later than midnight (EST) on February 1, 2020 ( The Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship was established to identify and support developing minority scholars who exemplify and give fresh voice to the SSSP history and commitment to scholar activism. Eligible applicants must be current SSSP members. Visit to join/renew today!

01/30/2020, 08:22 AM


January 28, 2020

Submit a paper for the SSSP 2020 Annual Meeting–Deadline midnight (EST) on 1/31/20

Time is running out! Don’t miss your opportunity to submit a paper for the 2020 Annual Meeting, before the January 31, 2020 midnight (EST) deadline.

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, here to view previous award winners and paper abstracts. The deadline for Outstanding Scholarship Awards varies across divisions.

01/28/2020, 09:00 AM

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