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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

ITS OFFICIALLY CONFERENCE WEEK! Our 2021 conference will be held entirely online. To get to our virtual platform, click here. Head over to our Annual Conference tab to read more about this exciting event, including platform guides and how to access the event. Make sure you’re subscribed to our listserv to receive important conference information!

President Adia Harvey Wingfield, Program Committee Co-Chairs Rashawn Ray and Brandon Jackson, and the SSS Executive Office have spent the past year hard at work planning for the upcoming meeting. The theme for SSS 2021 is: “Will America Work? Race, Polarization, and Economic Inequality.”

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