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.
Welcome to SSS
“My name is Manny, and I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Connecticut researching race, racism, and migration. Born and raised in Florida, the SSS meetings have become a sort of homecoming for me. I love catching up with friends and colleagues and hearing about their latest research at the SSS meetings. My first conference presentation was at the 2018 SSS meeting in New Orleans where a small room of brilliant academics offered me suggestions that would shape my Master’s Thesis in invaluable ways. My recent involvement with SSS includes being a graduate student editor of The Southern Sociologist newsletter and member of the Program Committee for the upcoming SSS conference. I am excited to play a role in the SSS conference this year and contribute to our flourishing community. See you all at the next meeting in Birmingham!”
-Manuel A. Ramirez, M.A
Each month, our website will feature a new introduction to our organization by one of our members. If you would like to be featured please email firstname.lastname@example.org