Latest SSSP News

November 16, 2017

General Election Ballot

The 2018 General Election Ballot Preview is now available for viewing!  Candidates for the 2018 General Election have prepared online resume forms featuring publications and candidate statements to acquaint the membership with their qualifications for the positions.  Click here to view the 2018 General Election Ballot Preview.

11/16/2017, 08:44 AM


November 14, 2017

In Pursuit of Social Justice

SSSP is engaged in multiple avenues of social justice research and action including publication of resolutions and letters. In addition, the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award recognizes social justice work of grassroots organizations in marginalized communities in the city/local area hosting the annual meeting (Philadelphia in 2018). To learn more visit:

11/14/2017, 10:48 AM


November 09, 2017

SSSP Departmental Membership Opportunity

We encourage your department to become a Departmental Member of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.  Departments who choose to do this receive the journal Social Problems and share one vote in business matters of the Society.  We hope your department will consider becoming a SSSP Departmental Member for $85 today.  To join, click here:

11/09/2017, 10:20 AM


November 07, 2017

Social Problems is Available Online for all SSSP Members

Social Problems brings to the fore influential sociological findings and theories that have the ability to help us both better understand--and better deal with--our complex social environment.  SSSP is pleased to announce that Social Problems is available online to all SSSP members.  To gain access, visit

11/07/2017, 10:29 AM


November 02, 2017

SSSP Members News

SSSP provides space for members to share news of recently published books, articles and papers, award nominations and receptions, and other items of interest.  If you are a SSSP member and would like to post an item of interest, please send an email to and include any relevant links to publishers, media outlets, and organizations that you wish to share.

11/02/2017, 10:07 AM


October 31, 2017

Job Opportunities

SSSP provides complimentary job postings and there are several opportunities currently listed.  If you are on the market or a potential employer, visit our Job Opportunities webpage for more information,

10/31/2017, 09:18 AM


October 26, 2017

Benefits of Membership

Perhaps no other professional organization is as committed to tackling contemporary social problems and redefining historical social facts as the SSSP.  Our community of activist scholars places a priority on supporting not only emerging scholarship, but on supporting graduate students and junior scholars.  For many respected senior scholars, SSSP was the first organization that actively supported their work by inviting them into a dynamic community of individuals dedicated to activist scholarship.  Membership provides access to this welcoming community of individuals who do rigorous, groundbreaking social research.  Through our annual meetings and our highly regarded journal, Social Problems, SSSP has shared new knowledge and developed myriad working partnerships and professional friendships for over 60 years.  Please consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member or renewing your membership today!

10/26/2017, 08:27 AM


October 25, 2017

Call for Nominations-2019 General Election

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2019 General Election.  We will be electing a President-Elect, a Vice-President-Elect, regular and student members of the Board of Directors, members of the Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee, Committee on Committees, Editorial and Publications Committee, and the Membership and Outreach Committee.  Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of these offices by completing the online nomination form.  To learn more visit:

10/25/2017, 10:12 AM


October 20, 2017

Letter to Dr. M. Brian Blake, Provost, Drexel University regarding the suspension of Professor George Ciccariello-Maher

On behalf of SSSP’s Board of Directors, President Luis Fernandez, Vice-President David Embrick, and Executive Officer Héctor Delgado sent a personalized letter to Dr. M. Brian Blake, Provost, Drexel University, regarding the suspension of Professor George Ciccariello-Maher on October 9, 2017, and the recent attempts by some individuals and groups to suppress the free expression of ideas by faculty whom they oppose on ideological grounds. Additional letters were sent to Dr. Donna Murasko, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Dr. George Ciccariello-Maher. To read the full letter sent to Provost Blake, please click here.   

10/20/2017, 11:32 AM


October 19, 2017

November issue of Social Problems is now available

The November issue of Social Problems is now available on the SSSP website for all members. Please visit our website at or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members are required to login using your 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 address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail Marisa Stone, Administrative Assistant, at

10/19/2017, 11:07 AM