Latest SSSP News

June 11, 2021

Welcome to Chicago!

From August 4-7, 2021, SSSP will convene its annual meeting—virtually—due to the lingering impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we will honor the original conference venue of Chicago, IL by integrating live and recorded sessions, presentations about the city’s legendary political struggles, cultural landmarks, and revolutionary achievements. While Chicago is now the third largest city in the United States, it remains a microcosm of the nation’s history beginning with indigenous resistance to land theft and genocide all the way to current movements against fascism and white nationalism. To learn more, click here. To register for our virtual meeting, click here.

06/11/2021, 11:28 AM


June 09, 2021

Review the 2021 Virtual Preliminary Program

The virtual preliminary program for the 71st Virtual Annual Meeting is available for viewing. Check out the program schedule for detailed information including a rich assortment of sessions and evening social activities. All conference programming will take place in Eastern Time. To register, click here.

06/09/2021, 08:48 AM


June 03, 2021

SSSP: Takes Action! Laurentian University Letter (5-24-21)

The Society for the Study of Social Problems [SSSP] is an international professional organization of social scientists who believe our teaching, research, and publication should aid society in the pursuit of a better, more humane world. We are particularly keen to track and act on changes within our own institutions of higher education and do what we can to resist the degradation of our craft and our profession. We have followed the tragedy occurring at Laurentian University and feel the necessity not only to express our outrage at the undemocratic processes used to decimate the institution’s mission but also to bear witness at the resulting human misery it has caused for faculty, staff and students.

We ask that all public officials take immediate steps to reduce the suffering and insecurity caused by these actions while also adopting longer range plans to restore Canada’s commitment to public education, democracy, and a society based on human rights, dignity, and well-being. Click here to view the letter.

06/03/2021, 11:07 AM


June 01, 2021

Renew Your SSSP Membership

We need your support now more than ever! SSSP membership offers many benefits including access to Social Problems which consistently ranks among the top journals in the social sciences, according to the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Stay up to date on the latest news and gain access to a host of professional networking opportunities by renewing your membership today.

Membership Renewal:

06/01/2021, 08:41 AM


May 27, 2021

Reminder: All Program Participants Must Register by June 1

Early Bird Registration ends on June 1, so don’t miss out on the cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click here. All presenting participants must register by June 1. In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer four optional One-Day Virtual Workshops.

05/27/2021, 09:20 AM


May 25, 2021

Call for Nominations for the SSSP 2022 General Election (deadline 6/15)

We desperately need your help! Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2022 General Election. Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of these offices by completing the online nomination formThe deadline for nominations is June 15.

05/25/2021, 10:29 AM


May 20, 2021

New SSSP Mentoring Program, deadline June 30

The new SSSP Mentoring Program is designed to facilitate virtual interaction between members of SSSP who wish to be paired with a mentor or mentee. The primary objective of this virtual program is to facilitate connections between mentors and mentees for at least 1-year (summer 2021-summer 2022). To become a mentor or mentee complete the appropriate online application formThe deadline to apply for the mentoring program is June 30.

05/20/2021, 12:16 PM


May 19, 2021

Extended Deadline Quickly Approaching - Transnational Initiatives Fund, May 20

The extended deadline to apply for the Transnational Initiatives Fund to subsidize both registration fees and membership dues for students and scholars from the Global South, including students and scholars from politically, economically, and culturally oppressed groups in countries not considered part of the Global South, to participate in the SSSP virtual annual meeting is TOMORROWClick here for additional information and to submit your online application.

05/19/2021, 09:30 AM


May 18, 2021

What Our Members Say

Has the SSSP made a lasting impact in your professional life? Consider submitting a testimony to be shared on our website by emailing sssp@utk.eduClick here to read what others have to say.

SSSP is part of my core of who I am as a sociologist. I became a member as early graduate student and have found the mentorship, both peer and senior, and community ties to be invaluable as I continue on my own academic journey. I am thankful, especially now, to be part of an organization striving for social justice. My career path has not been traditional and have always felt welcomed by the SSSP community and I look forward to continuing to learn from colleagues and to supporting new members of the society in the years to come!” - Alexis Anne Bender, Emory University

05/18/2021, 09:30 AM


May 14, 2021

Online Virtual Preliminary Program is Now Available

The preliminary program for the 71st SSSP Virtual Annual Meeting is now available. Click here to review the program and to register for the conference. We look forward to your participation on August 4-7, 2021. President Corey Dolgon and his Program Committee have worked diligently to organize workshops and collaborative sessions under this year’s program theme: Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring. It is their sincere hope that you will join them, to envision a more effective future for the forces of radical and revolutionary sociology.

05/14/2021, 02:59 PM


May 13, 2021

Register for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Registration for the 71st Virtual Annual Meeting is open. Early Bird Registration ends on June 1, so don’t miss out on the cost savings. To register at the lowest rate, click here. All presenting participants must register by June 1. In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer four optional One-Day Virtual Workshops.

05/13/2021, 08:48 AM