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January 18, 2018

Questions You May Have About the SSSP Annual Meeting

The deadline to submit a paper for the 2018 Annual Meeting is midnight (EST) on January 31, 2018,  If you are new to SSSP or just curious about the annual meeting, check out our list of frequently asked (or at least pondered) questions at

01/18/2018, 11:28 AM


January 17, 2018

Thank You, SSSP 2017 Contributors!

Thank you for your support and dedication to the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Your willingness to give has helped to fund essential programs and initiatives that further our study of vital social problems. Based on your generosity, we received $5,137 in contributions,
Our goal for 2018 is to continue to grow our mission through contributions of members like you and we sincerely appreciate your support. To see a complete listing of the 2018 tax-deductible contribution opportunities, visit:

01/17/2018, 11:02 AM


January 09, 2018

Nominate Someone for a SSSP Faculty Award

Please consider nominating a colleague for one of the SSSP faculty awards: Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award, Joseph B. Gittler Award, Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award, and Lee Founders Award. The deadline for each award is April 15. A description and instructions for nominating can be found at:

01/09/2018, 08:56 AM


January 04, 2018

Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards

Apply today for one of the SSSP Division’s Student Paper Competitions or Outstanding Scholarship Awards. The deadline for all Student Paper Competitions is midnight (EST) on January 31, 2018. In order to be considered for any of the Student Paper Competitions, applicants are required to submit their papers through the Annual Meeting Call for Papers. This will ensure that winning papers are both designated and included in the program. Please note that students may only submit to one division and that each division has its own deadline and submission process. The deadline for the Outstanding Scholarship Awards varies across divisions.

Student Papter Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards:

Annual Meeting Call for Papers:

01/04/2018, 08:29 AM


January 02, 2018

Renew Your Membership and Register for the 2018 Annual Meeting

Remember to renew your membership for 2018, if you have not already:  
Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting is now open!  Register online until midnight (EDT) on July 22.  Follow this link to access the online registration form:

01/02/2018, 11:52 AM


December 20, 2017

Give to SSSP

Did you know that SSSP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization? We accept tax deductible contributions for the SSSP General Fund, Accessibility Services, and all of the SSSP Awards, Fellowship, and Scholarship.  If you have questions, please do not hot hesitate to contact us.

Give to SSSP:

12/20/2017, 08:01 AM


December 19, 2017

SSSP and AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition

As a social justice organization, the Society for the Study of Social Problems is committed to human rights and the role that science and scientists can play to ensure the human rights of people globally and in particular the earth's most vulnerable populations. As part of this commitment, the SSSP became a member of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, a network of scientific, engineering and health membership organizations that recognize the role of science and scientists in the promotion and protection of human rights. The coalition is devoted to facilitating communication and partnerships on human rights within and across scientific communities, and between these and human rights communities; improving human rights practitioners’ access to scientific and technological information and knowledge; and engaging scientists, engineers and health professionals in human rights issues, particularly those issues that involve scientists and engineers and the conduct of science. The Coalition’s work is grounded in the principles and laws set forth in the International Bill of Human Rights and all other relevant international human rights treaties and norms.

To learn more click here:

12/19/2017, 11:00 AM

Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting is now open!

Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting is now open! Register online until midnight (EDT) on July 22.  Follow this link to access the online registration form:

12/19/2017, 09:34 AM