Latest SSSP News

August 11, 2022

Thank You for Attending the 72nd Annual Meeting!

We want to convey our extreme gratitude to all who helped make the 72nd Annual Meeting a huge success. Compelling papers presented in powerful sessions, strong mentor and mentee encounters, and captivating conversations are only a few of the things we will remember with fondness from our time together. There would be no annual meeting without you.

08/11/2022, 02:55 PM


August 07, 2022

Thank You Executive Officer Héctor L. Delgado

The Society wishes to thank Executive Officer Héctor L. Delgado, who will be retiring at the conclusion of the meetings, for his faithful service, hard work and commitment, and numerous contributions to SSSP’s success for the past thirteen years. His stewardship of SSSP has been characterized by innovative ideas, strategic thinking, and most valuable, his tireless efforts to make this world a more just and humane one. Words can’t express our gratitude for the countless ways in which he has given of his time and energy. SSSP is forever indebted to him.

08/07/2022, 01:09 PM

Optional One-Day Workshop

The optional one-day Community-Based Participatory Action Research workshop is tomorrow, Monday, August 8, from 8:45am–4:30pm (Pacific Time) in Museum A at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. Those who registered in advance received their ticket with their name badge.

08/07/2022, 10:53 AM


August 06, 2022

Join us for the SSSP Presidential Address followed by the Awards Ceremony

Join us in Bunker Hill at from 4:30pm-5:30pm (Pacific Time) for the Presidential Address featuring the formal address of President Noreen M. Sugrue entitled “Creating Better Social Policy: More Sociologists at the Table. Following the Presidential Address, make plans to attend the Awards Ceremony from 5:45pm-7:00pm.

08/06/2022, 08:25 PM

Make Plans to Attend the Presidential Invited Panel: Turning Your Research into Momentum for Change

Make plans to attend the Presidential Invited Panel: Turning Your Research into Momentum for Change Session 067 from 2:30pm-4:10pm (Pacific Time) in Bunker Hill. This panel brings together sociologists studying education, criminal justice reform, and the rise of White Nationalism to discuss how they have brought their academic research into the policy arena.

08/06/2022, 08:03 AM


August 05, 2022

Annual Meeting Events

The SSSP Annual Meeting features several receptions and special events open to all SSSP registrants. These include the Arrival Meet & Greet Reception, the Welcoming Reception, the Graduate Student Happy Hour, the New Member Breakfast, the Presidential Address of. Noreen M. Sugrue, the Awards Ceremony, the Division-Sponsored Reception, and the Drinking and Drugs Division Reception. Click here to view descriptions of these events and more!

08/05/2022, 07:00 PM

Make Plans to Attend the SSSP Business Meeting

All members should attend the SSSP Business Meeting from 10:30am-11:45am (Pacific Time) in Watercourt A for an update on the status and future of SSSP.

Summary reports on the Society and its key activities this year will be given. In addition, up to thirty minutes will be allocated to a discussion in favor of or in opposition to all proposed resolutions:

The meeting concludes with the traditional transfer of the gavel, marking the transition of duties from President Noreen M. Sugrue to incoming President Shirley A. Jackson.

08/05/2022, 11:32 AM


August 04, 2022

Welcome to Los Angeles!

The SSSP team has arrived in Los Angeles for the 72nd Annual Meeting! We are excited to be back in person and look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

08/04/2022, 09:43 AM


August 02, 2022

Final Program Reminder

The 72nd SSSP Annual Meeting is almost here! Before departing for Los Angeles, take a look at the final program schedule to plan your daily schedule. Please review the SSSP Annual Meeting COVID-19 Protocol before traveling to make sure you have everything that is required, including vaccination documentation. In order to participate in the meeting, you must show proof of full vaccination plus one booster required for participation. We urge you to take a photo of the front and back of your documentation with your phone. Proof of vaccination and masks are both required for participation in and attendance at the annual meeting.

08/02/2022, 09:22 AM


July 28, 2022

Annual Meeting Sponsors

We are excited to announce the 72nd Annual Meeting, August 5-7. A special thanks Bristol University Press | Home of Policy Press; the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; and Oxford University Press for their financial contributions to our program activities. Please mark your calendar for this important conference. We hope to see you there. If you have not renewed your membership or joined SSSP, please consider doing so today.

07/28/2022, 08:34 AM


July 26, 2022

The Authors’ Attic: Interviews with Authors

The “Authors’ Attic” is a forum that provides authors an opportunity to discuss pressing and relevant social issues of our time. All videos are accessible on the Social Problems YouTube channel.

Watch the latest video featuring Deadric T. Williams, University of Tennessee Knoxville, “Family Structure, Risks, and Racial Stratification in Poverty

07/26/2022, 03:57 PM


July 22, 2022

SSSP Executive Officer Search (application deadline: 10/15/22)

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 As a social justice organization, the SSSP seeks a diverse applicant pool for the position. Applications received by October 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.

07/22/2022, 09:28 AM


July 19, 2022

August issue of Social Problems is now available

SSSP members can access the August issue of Social Problems via our website. Please visit or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access. All issues from 1953 - current are available. Members are required to login using their 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 e-mail address SSSP has on file for you. If you have any questions or need assistance, please e-mail the Administrative Office, at sssp@utk.edu

07/19/2022, 10:28 AM


July 14, 2022

Tickets Remaining for the Optional Walking Tours and the Optional One-Day Workshop

In addition to all of the exciting sessions, panel discussions, and events, we are pleased to offer two Optional Walking Tours. There are a limited number of tickets remaining for the Downtown Los Angeles Architecture Tour and the Old and New Downtown Los Angeles Tour. In addition, there are a limited number of tickets remaining for the “Community-Based Participatory Action Research” Optional One-Day Workshop. Click here for more information and to secure your ticket(s) today.

Annual Meeting Pre-Registration ends on Sunday, July 17. After this date, you will have to register on-site.

07/14/2022, 10:36 AM