Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities Division
STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
The Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) announces the 2020 Graduate Student Paper Competition. Papers may be empirical and/or theoretical, and they may be on any aspect of sexuality, including sexual behavior, sexual identity, sexual politics, sex law, political activism, sexual communities, etc. The winner will receive a plaque of recognition, one-year membership to SSSP, a waived conference registration fee to attend the 2020 meeting in San Francisco, and an additional cash prize of $200. To be eligible, a paper must meet the following criteria: 1) the paper must have been written between January 2018 and January 2020; 2) the paper may not have been submitted or accepted for publication (papers that have been presented at a professional meeting or that have been submitted for presentation at a professional meeting are eligible); 3) the paper must be authored by one or more students, and not co-authored with a faculty member or colleague who is not a student; 4) the paper must not exceed 30 pages including notes, references, and tables; 5) the paper must be double-spaced and typed using 12 point font; and 6) the paper may only be submitted to one division’s graduate student paper competition. In addition, authors are required to submit their papers through the annual meeting Call for Papers online system. Winners are expected to present their winning paper at the 2020 meeting. Students should submit the paper via e-mail, with no identifying information on any part of the paper, and the letter of nomination from a faculty member to: Dr. Lloyd Klein, E-mail: email@example.com, Social Science Department, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.
OUTSTANDING ARTICLE AWARD
The Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is pleased to announce its inaugural Outstanding Article Award for 2020. At conferences held during even-numbered years, the award will be given for an outstanding peer-reviewed article published in the two years prior to the year of the conference. At conferences held during odd-numbered years, the award will be given for an outstanding peer-reviewed book published in the two years prior to the year of the conference.
For the 2020 award, the division will consider articles published in 2018 or 2019, with empirical and/or theoretical focus, covering any aspect of sexuality, including but not limited to sexual behavior, sexual identity, sexual politics, sex law, political activism, sexual communities, etc. The winner will receive a $100 cash award in addition to the usual bragging rights. To be eligible, the article must meet the follow criteria: 1) the article or essay must have been published in a peer-reviewed edited collection or journal between January 2018 and December 2019; 2) the article or essay may be written by students or faculty, sole or co-written; 3) the article or essay may only be submitted to one SSSP division’s Outstanding Scholar competition. Winners are expected to attend the SBPC Division business meeting at the 2020 meeting in San Francisco. Applicants must submit a brief letter explaining the significance of their article to the fields relevant to SBPC and a copy of their article with all identifying names removed for consideration by the judging committee to the division chair by January 31, 2020. Send application information to Dr. J. Todd Ormsbee, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (American Studies, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA).