2017 Annual Meeting 

2017 Final Program

2016 Annual Meeting Program Cover

Narratives in the World of Social Problems:
Power, Resistance, Transformation

The Society for the Study of Social Problems
67th Annual Meeting, August 11-13, 2017

Montreal Bonaventure Hotel
900 De La Gauchetiere W.
Montreal, Quebec Canada

View the final program below for detailed information and the program schedule, including a rich assortment of sessions, meetings, special events, and receptions.


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Click here to download a PDF version of the final program (posted: July 25, 2017)

Program Schedule 
Committee and Divisional Meetings

Index of Participants
Index of Sessions 
Plenary, Thematic, and Special Sessions
Receptions and Special Events
Meeting Space Floor Plan

Annual Meeting Information 

In Recognition of Past and Present Service
Annual Meeting Program Theme
Annual Meeting Schedule

Welcome to Montreal
How to Navigate the City • Traveling to Canada

Welcome to Montreal - Graduate Student Version
Optional Tours
Guided Tours • Self-Guided Walking Tour

Montreal Visitors' Guide
Hotel Services

Rooms • Childcare Services • Dining Options  Shopping • Distance to the ASA Annual Meeting • Montreal Area Attractions near Conference Hotel
Accessibility and Social Justice
Hotel • Air Quality - Smoking - Service Animals • Comfort Zone • Gender-Neutral Public Restroom • Sessions • Airport • Accessibility Information for Montreal

Transportation Options
General Driving Directions • Parking Services • Airport Transportation • Bus • Trains
Registration Services, Coffee and Hot Tea Hours and Audio-Visual Services
Book Exhibit
Listing of Organizations Also Meeting in Montreal
Walking Directions to the ASA Meeting
Future Annual Meetings
Listing of Officers and Committee Members
Officers and Board of Directors • Elected Committees • Appointed Committees • Appointed Positions • Ad Hoc Committees • Administrative Office

Annual Meeting Events

Receptions and Special Events
Arrival Meet & Greet ReceptionWelcoming Reception • Graduate Student Happy Hour • New Member Breakfast  SSSP Business Meeting  Presidential Address  Drinking and Drugs Division Reception  Awards Ceremony Division-Sponsored Reception
Meetings/Open Discussion of Proposed Resolutions/Film Screenings
Graduate Student Meeting  Accessibility Committee Informational Meeting  Open Discussion of Proposed Resolutions • Film Screening of Tested by Curtis Chin
2016 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists
2017 Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Award Winners
Thomas C. Hood Social Action Award Fundraiser-Raffle
Optional One-Day Workshops
Institutional Ethnography  Qualitative Research Practice

2018 Annual Meeting Program Theme

Abolitionist Approaches to Social Problems