Latest SSSP News
November 29, 2022
This #GivingTuesday consider giving a SSSP membership – perfect for friends, students, and colleagues alike. You can purchase a gift membership online, if you would like to pay membership dues for someone.
Need to renew your membership? Click here. Together, we can make a difference.
11/29/2022, 01:19 PM
November 28, 2022
Gender-based Violence and a Global Agenda for Social Justice
11/28/2022, 12:47 PM
November 22, 2022
Call for Books for the 2023 Annual Meeting – Author Meets Critics Sessions
Author Meets Critic Sessions are designed to bring authors of recent books considered to be important contributions to the study of social problems and the advancement of social justice together with discussants chosen to provide different viewpoints. Only books published in 2021 or 2022 are eligible for nomination. You must be a current SSSP member to submit a nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted. At the discretion of the Program Chair, the Committee may invite authors whose work is particularly relevant to the year’s theme, “Same Problem, Different Day: Recognizing and Responding to Recurring Social Problems.”
Author Meets Critics Session proposals must be submitted to the Program Chair by December 15, 2022.
11/22/2022, 01:18 PM
November 18, 2022
Webinar: "Lessons Learned in Navigating the Applied Workplace"
Join SSSP, in collaboration with ASA's SPPS, AACS, and SWS on December 6th from 5:00pm-6:30pm (Eastern Time) for the second webinar in a 3-part series on Applied Sociology! Register now for “Lessons Learned in Navigating the Applied Workplace."
11/18/2022, 10:43 AM
November 17, 2022
“Buy One, Get One Free” Promotion for Divisional Memberships
There has never been a better time to renew your SSSP membership and to add a new Division. The Board of Directors has approved a “Buy One, Get One Free” Promotion for Divisional Membership for “early birds” who join or renew their membership between October 1 and December 31, 2022 for the 2023 calendar year. 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,
11/17/2022, 12:12 PM
November 15, 2022
SSSP: Search for the Next Social Problems Editor – Application Deadline 1/15/23
The Editorial and Publications Committee of the Society for the Study of Social Problems 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 2024. The new editor will be responsible for editing and promoting Volumes 72-74 (years 2025-2027).
Please direct all questions, inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest, and application materials to: Dr. Yvonne Braun, Chair, SSSP Editorial and Publications Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information view the Call for Applications: https://www.sssp1.org/file/Social_Problems_Editor_Ad.pdf
11/15/2022, 10:38 AM
November 10, 2022
General Election Ballot Preview
The 2023 General Election Ballot Preview is available for viewing! Candidates 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 2023 General Election Ballot Preview.
11/10/2022, 12:44 PM
November 08, 2022
SSSP Call for Papers
The Call for Papers for the 73rd SSSP Annual Meeting is available. The conference will be held from August 18-20, 2023 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The program theme, selected by President Shirley A. Jackson is Same Problem, Different Day: Recognizing and Responding to Recurring Social Problems. As members who study social problems, let us not limit ourselves to producing knowledge for our peers but share it outside of the disciplines and in our diverse communities. The deadline for paper submissions is 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 15, 2023.
11/08/2022, 12:25 PM
November 03, 2022
2023 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship
SSSP is soliciting applications for the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. Persons identified as either American Indian or Alaska Native, Arab/Middle Eastern/North African, Asian/Asian-American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from one of the aforementioned groups, accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences so as to expand their perspectives in the pursuit and investigations into social problems are invited to apply for the $15,000 fellowship. Online applications must be received in their entirety no later than February 1, 2023. All applicants must be a current SSSP member at the time of their application. With the exception of DACA students, who are also eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
11/03/2022, 10:28 AM
November 01, 2022
SSSP’s Commitment to Graduate Students and new PhDs
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), one of the oldest and most respected social science organizations, is especially committed to graduate students and new PhDs. In fact, students and new PhDs comprise over half of the membership of the SSSP – all committed to research and action for a more just world. We invite you to join us to be active in the organization and to submit papers to and attend our annual meeting in Philadelphia, August 18-20, 2023.
Membership for students is only $33 and $50 for first-time professional members. Click here to join or renew.
11/01/2022, 09:47 AM
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- Gender-based Violence and a Global Agenda for Social Justice
- Call for Books for the 2023 Annual Meeting – Author Meets Critics Sessions
- Webinar: "Lessons Learned in Navigating the Applied Workplace"
- “Buy One, Get One Free” Promotion for Divisional Memberships
- SSSP: Search for the Next Social Problems Editor – Application Deadline 1/15/23
- General Election Ballot Preview
- SSSP Call for Papers
- 2023 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship
- SSSP’s Commitment to Graduate Students and new PhDs
- Nominations for the 2023 Lee Founders Award
- Global Agenda for Social Justice: Let’s End Fatphobia
- Nominations for the 2022 C. Wright Mills Award
- LGBTQ Plus Youth Rights
- November Issue of Social Problems is Now Available
- “Buy One, Get One Free” Promotion for Divisional Memberships
- The Ongoing Struggle for Women’s Rights in Turkey
- SSSP: The 2023 Call for Papers is now live
- Bridging the Divide Between Academia and Real-Word Problems
- COVID-19 Vaccine Inequity