Latest SSSP News

September 17, 2021

Upcoming Call for Submissions and Conferences Posting Opportunities

Several upcoming calls for submissions, conferences, and fellowship opportunities have been posted to the SSSP website. Don’t miss out! Check out our Call for Submissions, Conferences, and Virtual Events page and the Fellowships and Scholarships page to learn more about these opportunities.

If you wish to have a call for papers, book chapter, article submission, conference announcement, or a fellowship or scholarship announcement posted, please send an email to (Microsoft Word files and PDFs preferred). Please include a URL for more information, if available.

09/17/2021, 08:19 AM


September 14, 2021

SSSP Executive Officer Search

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is seeking applicants for the position of Executive Officer. Interested SSSP members in good standing may apply. Applications must be sent to the SSSP’s Administrative Officer and Meeting Manager, Michele Koontz, at mkoontz3@utk.eduApplications received by December 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.

As a social justice organization, the SSSP seeks a diverse applicant pool for the position. Here is a link to the posting:

09/14/2021, 04:08 PM


September 09, 2021

Job Opportunities

Are you or someone you know looking for a job? Is your company or university hiring? SSSP provides a free career center for members and non-members to browse current jobs openings. We also allow employers to POST JOBS for FREE! To find or post your next job opportunity, visit:

09/09/2021, 03:46 PM


September 07, 2021

Share Your Accomplishments

We want to celebrate our members! Did you recently receive a promotion? Have you published an article or book? Please share your recent accomplishments with us by emailing, so we can post them on our website at

09/07/2021, 04:39 PM


September 02, 2021

100-year Anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain

The 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain, the passing of the PRO Act in the House of Representatives and the impending Labor Day are all reminders of the ongoing and critical fight for worker power. 

To listen to the Smithsonian’s recent podcast on the Battle of Blair Mountain: 

Post written by Janelle M. Pham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Oglethorpe University, Chair, Membership and Outreach Committee

09/02/2021, 03:35 PM


August 31, 2021

Add Another Division

There’s never been a better time to add a new Division. Additional divisions are available for $10 each. For a list and explanations of the 23 SSSP Divisions, visit To add a division, login at The “Purchase a Division” link is under the “Divisions” section,

08/31/2021, 02:44 PM


August 27, 2021

Higher Education Labor Summit

In July of 2021, a group of higher education unions, student groups, and individuals, including members of the SSSP’s Labor Division, participated in a summit to lay out a vision of higher education as a social good and universal right. The result was the vision statement linked below. Upon request of the Chair of the Labor Studies Division, the Board of Directors voted to add the Society’s name to the list of organizations supporting the statement.

Link to Higher Ed Vision statement:

08/27/2021, 10:13 AM


August 26, 2021

What Our Members Say

Has the SSSP made a lasting impact in your life? Consider submitting a testimony to be shared on our website by emailing Check out President Noreen M. Sugrue’s testimony below and visit to hear from others.

“My earliest memory of SSSP is as a graduate student. It was an inviting and exciting place to be. It was a place where ideas based on scholarship were at the center of all discussions but most striking was that all the conversations included how to use our findings to make the world better. To this awe-struck graduate student, it was the most exciting thing ever – research findings were going to make the world more just and fairer.

Fast forward to 2021, after a stint working on Chicago’s west side, North Lawndale to be exact, 20 years as a faculty member, and now as Director of Research for The Latino Policy Forum in Chicago, I find myself not only using research to influence policy, but I am also honored to be the President of the organization that first showed me that research, activism, and change could and should be conjoined.”

Noreen M. Sugrue, The Latino Policy, SSSP President 2021-2022

08/26/2021, 03:42 PM


August 24, 2021

Trending in Education Interview with Dr. Corey Dolgon and Mike Palmer, Founder and CEO, Palmer Media

Check out the Trending in Education Interview (26 minutes) with Dr. Corey Dolgon and Mike Palmer, Founder and CEO, Palmer Media. They discussed the 71st SSSP Virtual Annual Meeting, the rise of social movement work around the world, the origin of SSSP and where he would like to see SSSP in the future.

08/24/2021, 02:52 PM