Hello Everyone,

Below we have compiled information that may be of particular use for
graduate student members of the Society for the Study of Social Problems
(SSSP).  Read on for information regarding the SSSP annual meeting Call for
Papers, the Student Paper Competition, and the Racial/Ethnic Minority
Graduate Scholarship.  In addition, the number of SSSP Divisions with
Facebook accounts is increasing so check them out!  Donít forget that the
2012 SSSP Agenda for Social Justice is a publication available for members,
free of charge.  Finally, we ask for your input regarding places where
students may look for jobs outside academia.

I.   Annual Meeting Updates

Check out the Call for Papers and the Student Paper Competitions and
Outstanding Scholarship Awards for SSSPís 63rd Annual Meeting, to be held
August 9-11, 2013 at the Westin New York at Times Square in New York City.
This year's theme selected by President R.A. Dello Buono is Re-imagining
Social Problems: Moving Beyond Social Constructionism. We are very excited
about our meeting. The winner of the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate
Scholarship will also be recognized at the meeting. Please visit and please
encourage your students to visit the following links for more information,
and submit proposals and applications. (If the links donít work by clicking
on them, try copying and pasting them in your browser URL.)

2013 Call for Papers:

2013 Student Paper Competitions and Outstanding Scholarship Awards:

The 2013 Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship:


II.  Facebook Pages

An increasing number of Special Problems Divisions are developing Facebook
pages.  Be sure to check out the pages of the following Divisions:
Don't forget that SSSP also has a Facebook page! (

III. The SSSP Agenda for Social Justice

The SSSP Agenda for Social Justice is a digital publication produced by
SSSP and has some key scholars in SSSP behind it.  It is worth checking
out, may prove to be useful for class material or for your own research,
and perhaps a conversation initiator with one of the authors at next year's
conference.  (

IV. Job information

As an interdisciplinary society interested in pursuing social justice, we
would like to gather suggestions regarding where a student might look if
interested in a job outside of academia.  If you have been looking outside
academia and have websites and other sources, please e-mail
Sarah<[log in to unmask]>,
and she will compile the responses and send out the results via the

We look forward to seeing you in New York City!


Your Graduate Student Representatives on the SSSP Board of Directors

Sarah Hendricks ([log in to unmask])

University of Tennessee

Patrick K. O'Brien ([log in to unmask])

University of Colorado

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