Important Events

Presidential Address
Open to SSSP Registrants

Plan to attend the Presidential Address featuring the formal address of President Nancy J. Mezey on Saturday, August 10 from 5:30pm-6:30pm (Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level).  All registrants are invited to this session.

Awards Ceremony
Open to SSSP Registrants 

Plan to attend the Awards Ceremony, conferring the 2019 major SSSP awards, on Saturday, August 10 from 6:45pm-7:45pm (Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level).  All registrants are invited to this event.


SSSP Division Awards: Winners of the student paper competitions will be announced.

Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award: For an author of the best paper on Women and Social Justice.

Beth B. Hess Memorial Scholarship: This $18,000 scholarship will be awarded to a new or continuing graduate student who began her or his study in a community college or technical school.

C. Wright Mills Award: For a distinguished book that exemplifies outstanding social science research and an understanding of the individual and society in the tradition of C. Wright Mills.

Doris Wilkinson Faculty Leadership Award: For an outstanding faculty member who has exercised an extensive leadership role within the SSSP and other professional societies and within the larger community.

Joseph B. Gittler Award: For significant scholarly achievement that a SSSP member has made in contributing to the ethical resolution of social problems.

Kathleen S. Lowney Mentoring Award: For an outstanding faculty member or community activist who recognizes the value of quality mentoring relationships between mentor and mentee and/or mentoring programs especially those for undergraduate or graduate students and/or for social activists, particularly for younger scholars and activists.

Lee Founders Award: For recognition of significant achievements that have demonstrated continuing devotion to the ideals of the founders of the Society and especially to the humanistic tradition of the Lees.

Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship: Two $15,000 fellowships will be awarded annually for support of graduate study and commitment to a career of scholar-activism.

Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award: This $5,000 award will be presented to a not-for-profit organization in the New York City area in recognition of challenging social inequalities, promoting social change, and/or working toward the empowerment of marginalized peoples.

Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award Fundraiser–Raffle

Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a two-night hotel stay at the Roosevelt Hotel, the 2019 SSSP conference hotel.  The certificate is valid until August 30, 2020, and cannot be applied to the winner’s stay during the annual meeting.  The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony.  You do not have to be present to win.  All proceeds will benefit the winner of the 2019 Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award.