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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

“The Southern Sociological Society is my academic home. With each passing year since my first SSS meeting in 1999 in Nashville, Tennessee, I continue to be proud to be a member of this storied and important organization. Our members come from a wide range of institutions, conduct impactful scholarship in every substantive area of the discipline, are amazing teachers who bring their craft to their various communities, and who engage in the passionate sociologies from multiple positionalities. For over two decades now I have watched SSS become a place that nourishes, supports, and encourages. I am looking very much forward to seeing everyone again in Birmingham, AL this coming April of 2022!”

-SSS Executive Officer David L. Brunsma

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 webmaster@southernsociologicalsociety.org