Latest SSSP News

November 15, 2018

General Election Ballot

The 2019 General Election Ballot Preview is now available for viewing!  Candidates for the 2019 General Election 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 2019 General Election Ballot Preview.

11/15/2018, 09:38 AM


November 13, 2018

In Pursuit of Social Justice

SSSP is engaged in multiple avenues of social justice research and action including publication of resolutions and letters. In addition, the Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award recognizes social justice work of grassroots organizations in marginalized communities in the city/local area hosting the annual meeting (New York City in 2019). To learn more visit:

11/13/2018, 09:19 AM


November 08, 2018

Call for Nominations-2020 General Election

Nominations are open for candidates to run in the 2020 General Election.  We will be electing a President-Elect, a Vice-President-Elect, regular and student members of the Board of Directors, members of the Budget, Finance, and Audit Committee, Committee on Committees, Editorial and Publications Committee, and the Membership and Outreach Committee. 

Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for one of these offices by completing the 
online nomination form

To learn more visit:

11/08/2018, 10:05 AM


November 06, 2018

November issue of Social Problems is now available

The November issue of Social Problems is now available on the SSSP website for all members.  Please visit our website at or follow the members-only link below for complimentary electronic access.  All issues from 1953 - current are available.  Members are required to login using your 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 address SSSP has on file for you.

11/06/2018, 08:38 AM


November 01, 2018

SSSP Members News

SSSP provides space for members to share news of recently published books, articles and papers, award nominations and receptions, and other items of interest.  If you are a SSSP member and would like to post an item of interest, send an email to and include any relevant links to publishers, media outlets, and organizations that you wish to share.

11/01/2018, 11:02 AM


October 30, 2018

Social Problems Latest Virtual Issue: Modern Abolitionist Struggle

The latest virtual issue from Social Problems looks into how modern abolitionists approach social problems,  While examining the factors that perpetuate racial inequality, the articles are connected thematically through problems such as colorism, segregation, resource deprivation, at the same time discussing possible solutions to break these cycles. 

The included articles are freely accessible online until April 1, 2019 and are accompanied by an introduction from the virtual issue editor, Irina Chukhray, stating:

“The 21st century deals with numerous variations of modern slavery.  The call to end slavery should ideally be an outdated need.  The call to recognize the ways in which social structure divides and disadvantages communities by race should no longer be necessary.”

Access the virtual issue

10/30/2018, 10:30 AM


October 24, 2018

Resolution Letters: Just Transition to Renewable Energy with Justice for Workers and Frontline Communities

Each year, the SSSP membership proposes resolutions to publicly declare their sentiments on social justice issues, thereby creating a channel for greater visibility and more direct influence upon a variety of “publics,” i.e., fellow activists, scholars, students, decision-makers, social action groups, voters, and others.  If the resolution requires letters to be sent, the Administrative Office distributes these to appropriate individuals or agencies.

Click here to see a description of the action SSSP took and letters sent following the passage of our Just Transition to Renewable Energy with Justice for Workers and Frontline Communities resolution:

10/24/2018, 10:02 AM


October 23, 2018

Benefits of Membership

Perhaps no other professional organization is as committed to tackling contemporary social problems and redefining historical social facts as the SSSP.  Our community of activist scholars places a priority on supporting not only emerging scholarship, but on supporting graduate students and junior scholars.  For many respected senior scholars, SSSP was the first organization that actively supported their work by inviting them into a dynamic community of individuals dedicated to activist scholarship.  Membership provides access to this welcoming community of individuals who do rigorous, groundbreaking social research.  Through our annual meetings and our highly regarded journal, Social Problems, SSSP has shared new knowledge and developed myriad working partnerships and professional friendships for over 60 years.  Please consider joining us in this worthwhile endeavor by becoming a member or renewing your membership today!

10/23/2018, 08:58 AM