Latest SSSP News

September 20, 2018

SSSP’s Pursuit of Social Justice

As an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems, the SSSP is engaged in multiple avenues of social justice research and action.  In addition to SSSP publications, the Society regularly participates in calls to action on various social justice issues. Click here for more information on these activities:

09/20/2018, 09:20 AM


September 18, 2018

SSSP Member Testimonials

Read what our members say about SSSP at  The SSSP provides several benefits to its members.  Click here for details about SSSP membership!  The SSSP is committed to the professional development of graduate students.  Click here for Graduate Student benefits!  Join or renew today at

09/18/2018, 10:11 AM


September 13, 2018

2018 Application for the SSSP Division of Labor Studies “Singing Lecture” Grant Award

The SSSP and the SSSP Labor Studies Division are offering four $500 grants to cover the stipend for Dr. Corey Dolgon to attend your university and perform his singing lecture “In Search of One Big Union: The Role of Folksongs in the U.S. Labor Movement.” An online application form can be found here:

Application Deadline is September 30, 2018.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Corey Dolgon’s singing lecture.

09/13/2018, 09:28 AM


September 11, 2018

Job Opportunities

SSSP provides a FREE career center for members and non-members to browse current jobs related to sociology.  There are several positions available at this time.  We also allow employers to POST JOBS for FREE!  To find or post your next job opportunity, visit:

09/11/2018, 08:15 AM


September 06, 2018

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 $94 today. To join, click here:

09/06/2018, 09:16 AM


September 04, 2018

Upcoming Conferences and Calls for Submissions/Posting Opportunities

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

Interested in submitting an announcement?  There is no charge to place an announcement on our website.  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.

09/04/2018, 11:00 AM


August 30, 2018

Congratulations to the Student Paper Competition Winners

Congratulations to all of the Student Paper Competition Winners for their outstanding accomplishment of receiving a division award for their student papers at the 2018 Annual Meeting.  The selection of each student paper for the award signifies exceptional writing and scholarship, as well as tremendous potential for a successful career.  To read the abstracts for the 2018 Student Paper Competition winners and honorable mentions, visit:  Additional information regarding eligibility for next year’s student paper awards will be available on the SSSP website this fall.

08/30/2018, 10:34 AM


August 28, 2018

Congratulations to the Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the Award, Fellowship, and Scholarship winners who were recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting for their active pursuit in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems, and their accomplishment of being exceptional scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students. SSSP highlights these outstanding individuals on our webpage.  A full list of the 2018 winners can be found here:  To learn more about SSSP’s awards/fellowship/scholarship including nomination information, visit:

08/28/2018, 09:09 AM


August 23, 2018

Congratulations to the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Fundraiser Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Jean-Pierre Reed, Southern Illinois University, for winning the drawing for a two-night hotel stay at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel.  Purchasing a $5 raffle ticket to benefit the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Fund put his name in the drawing for this prize, plus the money always goes to an organization in the city hosting the annual meeting for its social justice work.  This year’s funding went to Mural Arts Philadelphia (

08/23/2018, 11:32 AM