The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Call for papers
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:02 AM

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) invites submissions for the 71st Annual Meeting, to be held August 6-8, 2021, at the Swissôtel Chicago in Chicago, IL. The program theme selected by President Corey Dolgon is Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring. We are excited to be adding up to 60 virtual sessions in addition to our in-person sessions. Virtual session submissions are limited to individuals unable to attend the in-person meeting. Papers or extended abstracts for presentations must be submitted to in-person sessions or virtual sessions via our online submission process no later than 11:59p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 15, 2021.

SSSP is an interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, advocates, and students interested in the application of critical, scientific, and humanistic perspectives to the study of vital social problems. If you are involved in scholarship or action in pursuit of a just society nationally or internationally, you belong in the SSSP. You will meet others engaged in research to find the causes and consequences of social problems, as well as others seeking to apply existing scholarship to the formulation of social policies. For more information contact [email protected] or visit

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is pleased to announce the 2021 Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards. In order to be considered for any of the Student Paper Competitions, applicants are required to submit their papers through the Annual Meeting Call for Papers, no later than 11:59p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 15, 2021. This will ensure that winning papers are both designated and included in the program. Please note that students may only submit to one division and that each division has its own deadline and submission process. For information contact [email protected] or visit

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) is soliciting applications for the 2021 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Fellowship. Persons identified as American Indian/Alaska Native, Arab/Middle Eastern/North African, Asian/Asian-American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from one of the aforementioned groups, accepted into an accredited doctoral program in any one of the social and/or behavioral sciences are invited to apply for the $15,000 fellowship. Two students will be funded. Applications must be received in their entirety no later than no later than 11:59p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 1, 2021. Applicants will be notified of the results by July 15, 2021. All applicants must be a current SSSP member at the time of their application. With the exception of DACA students, who are also eligible, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Contact Dr. Anthony A. Peguero, Chair, with questions concerning the fellowship: [email protected] or visit