About the Society

Established in 1935, the Southern Sociological Society is a society of professionals that promotes the development of sociology as a profession and scientific discipline by the maintenance of high academic professional and ethical standards, and by encouraging effective teaching of sociology, valid and reliable methods and research in the study of human society, diffusion of sociological knowledge and its application to societal problems, cooperation with related disciplines and groups, recruitment and training of sociologists, and development of sociology programs in educational and other agencies.

Members of the Society convene for an annual academic conference usually held in spring.

What’s Happening

Thank you to our members for such a wonderful annual conference! SSS 2021 was one for the history books. We have already begun planning the 2022 Birmingham meeting under President Stephanie Bohon.

The new SSS Website is here! We hope you find the new design more easily navigable and aesthetically pleasing. If you experience any issues or have suggestions for improvement, please contact webmaster@southernsociologicalsociety.org.