Deadline: 1/31/19

The Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) announces the 2019 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 2019 meeting in New York City, 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 2017 and January 2018; 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; 6) The paper must be accompanied by a letter from a faculty member at the student’s college or university nominating the paper for the SBPC Division Student Paper Competition; and 7) 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 2019 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:  , Social Science Department, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY.