Heather Dalmage

The Society for the
Study of Social Problems

Virtual Annual Meeting
August 7, 2020
12:00PM - 5:00PM (EDT)


A message from SSSP Executive Officer Dr. Héctor L. Delgado               



Virtual Annual Meeting Announcement

We’re excited to announce a ½-day virtual annual meeting on Friday, August 7 from 12:00pm–5:00pm (EDT). The schedule of events will include:

SSSP Business Meeting


Presidential Address


Awards Recognition


Plenary Pandemic Focused Session   


This program is offered as a complimentary benefit to current SSSP members. A special thanks to the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice at Roosevelt University and the Oxford University Press for their financial contributions to our virtual program activities.

Please mark your calendar for this important conference. We hope to see you there. If you have not renewed your membership or joined SSSP, please consider doing so today.


Virtual Annual Meeting Sponsors




Annual Meeting in San Francisco was Cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 SSSP Annual Meeting in San Francisco has been cancelled. Our primary concern is the health and safety of our members. We appreciate the feedback and support that we have received from several members and our Board of Directors.

We sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication of our Program Committee, under the leadership of Co-chairs Tsedale M. Melaku and Barbara Katz Rothman; our Division Chairs; our session organizers; and the Administrative Office staff. They have worked tirelessly to plan the program schedule. Meanwhile, the Board has been meeting regularly via Zoom during this difficult period to ensure the safety of our members.

Read the full letter from the SSSP President and Executive Officer.